Republican Rep. Adrian Smith has cruised to a seventh term in Nebraska’s GOP-friendly 3rd Congressional District.
Smith easily defeated Democratic challenger Paul Theobald in Tuesday’s election. The vast, rural district Smith represents is one of the most
Republican-heavy in the nation. Smith far outraised Theobald, with more than $1 million in campaign cash on hand, compared to $19,000 raised by his opponent.
Smith campaigned on his continued opposition to the Affordable Care Act and sought to add new work requirements for people to qualify for federal
Theobald, a professor and hog farmer, touted his support for universal health care and raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.