Terry wins seventh term in Congress

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November 3rd, 2010

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By Daniel Jensen, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District followed the national trend with a solid Republican win. Incumbent Lee Terry successfully gained his 7th term in the U.S. House, beating Democratic challenger Tom White.

Lee Terry, R, won a 7th term in Congress (Photo courtesy U.S. House)

The 2nd District race looked like it would be a hard one to call, but it was easier to declare a winner than most expected. White called Terry to congratulate him on his victory at about 10 P.M. After the vote tally stayed over 60% in Terry’s favor, White admitted defeat to his supporters.

“Thank you all for coming, and more than that, for everything you’ve done,” he said, “You know, Abraham Lincoln said it hurts too much to laugh, and I’m just too old to cry.”

Both Terry and White had over $200,000 cash on hand at last count for their campaigns, and some polls indicated the result would be very close. As Terry prepares for another two years in his seat at the U.S. House, he said he supports drastic spending cuts across the board in Washington as, he said, the people of Nebraska have asked.

“We have to do what the people have elected us to do, cut the spending,” he said. “Now, where we draw that line will be much debated. There’ll be lots of discussion between the House and the Senate, but the reality is, it has to be done.”

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