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Voters to replace ex-congressman on day of sentencing

Jeff Fortenberry Congressmen

On the same day a judge sentences an ex-congressman from Nebraska for lying to federal agents, voters in his district are deciding his replacement.

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will learn Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom whether he’ll get prison time for misleading the FBI about $30,000 in illegal, foreign contributions to his campaign. 

Back in Nebraska, voters in his former district will head to the polls to pick a new representative. 

Two state lawmakers, Republican Mike Flood and Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks, are running for the seat in eastern Nebraska's first congressional district.


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