Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska
A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court's abortion ruling. Republicans still won the open seat as expected, but the margin surprised even some Democrats who have grown accustomed to lopsided, morale-crushing defeats.news.yahoo.com
Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat
Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents.
Trump claimed a Nebraska GOP congressman 'possibly didn't even know anything about' the money that he was convicted of lying to the FBI about
Jeff Fortenberry was convicted of one count of falsifying facts and two counts of making false statements during an investigation into foreign funds given to his campaignnews.yahoo.com
House leaders call on Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry to resign
Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is facing growing pressure from congressional leaders and Nebraska’s GOP governor to resign after a California jury found him guilty of lying to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 campaign donation from a Nigerian billionaire.
Congresswoman: US rep charged with lying to feds is 'honest'
A Democratic congresswoman from California testified Wednesday that a Republican colleague from Nebraska who is charged with lying to the FBI over an illegal $30,000 campaign donation from a Nigerian-born billionaire is honest and honorable. U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, who represents the Silicon Valley area, said she got to know U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry when they worked together on issues pertaining to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “I think he brings honor to what he does,” Eshoo said.news.yahoo.com
Judge denies Rep. Fortenberry's motions to dismiss charges
A federal judge on Monday rejected U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s attempts to dismiss charges accusing the Nebraska Republican of making false statements to FBI agents who were investigating an illegal foreign donation to his campaign. U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. denied Fortenberry's motions to get the case tossed, increasing the odds that he will have to stand trial in a Los Angeles federal court. Fortenberry is accused of lying to the FBI and concealing information from agents who were looking into a donation his campaign received from Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent.news.yahoo.com
For Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry, a two-sided challenge in 2022
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska will likely be facing two opponents in the 2022 election: a progressive Democrat with a lot of support in the state’s second-largest city, and a federal prosecutor in California who has accused him of lying to the FBI.
GOP congressman says he expects to be indicted for lying to the FBI
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) told supporters on Tuesday he expects to be indicted on allegations he lied to federal investigators.Driving the news: In a video uploaded to YouTube, the congressman sat with his wife and dog in a vintage pickup truck as he announced federal prosecutors in California "accused me of lying, and are charging me with this."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."We will fight these charges. I did not lie to them," Fortenberry added.news.yahoo.com
House Republican says he's facing federal prosecution
The top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee's agriculture panel says he's facing federal prosecution, Axios has learned.Driving the news: In a new fundraising page for his legal expense fund — that was quickly removed — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) writes: "[President] Biden’s FBI is using its unlimited power to prosecute me on a bogus charge."Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeA Fortenberry spokesperson said the invnews.yahoo.com