Terry wins seventh term in Congress
By KVNO News
November 3rd, 2010
By Daniel Jensen, KVNO News
Omaha, NE – Nebraskaâ€™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.
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 Terryâ€™s favor, White admitted defeat to his supporters.
â€œThank you all for coming, and more than that, for everything youâ€™ve done,â€ he said, â€œYou know, Abraham Lincoln said it hurts too much to laugh, and Iâ€™m just too old to cry.â€
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.
â€œWe have to do what the people have elected us to do, cut the spending,â€ he said. â€œNow, where we draw that line will be much debated. Thereâ€™ll be lots of discussion between the House and the Senate, but the reality is, it has to be done.â€
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