Omaha World Herald: U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers

By Maggie O’Brien / World-Herald staff writer

Nebraska’s three congressmen still hold a huge financial advantage over their challengers, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.

The reports show that the incumbents — all Republicans — have far more money in the bank than their GOP primary opponents, if any, and the Democrats they might face in the general election.

In the Omaha-area 2nd District, for example, Rep. Lee Terry had $762,000 in his war chest as of March 31. His primary opponent, Dan Frei, had about $19,000. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, State Sen. Brad Ashford had $74,000 in cash.

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