Congress, District 3

Adrian Smith vs. Mark Sullivan

Democrat Mark Sullivan is running against Republican incumbent Adrian Smith for Nebraskan’s 3rd U.S. Congressional district.

Adrian Smith, Republican (Incumbent)

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Family

  • Smith, 39, is single and resides in Gering.

Biography

Smith ran for Congress in 2006, filing the spot left by Tom Osborne. And for the past six years, Smith has represented “Nebraska commonsense” in Washington. Smith co-sponsored the Balanced Budget amendment and has voted against tax increases.

According to his website, Smith voted against the Affordable Care Act and supports repealing the law . He supports trade agreements that would place Nebraska products across the globe.

The Gering native served on his hometown’s city council and represented the city in the state Legislature before his election to Congress.

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Mark Sullivan, Democrat

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Family 

  • Sullivan, 61, and his wife, Karen, live on a farm near Doniphan.

Education

  • Reiman has a teaching degree from Peru State College and a law degree from the University of Nebraska Law College.

Biography

Mark Sullivan announced his run for Congress on March 1. He said the race for Nebraska’s 3rd District was too important to let Smith run unopposed. Since then, he has challenged Smith’s voting record on issues including the Farm Bill.

Sullivan supports the Affordable Care Act, especially the provisions providing coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. In interviews, Sullivan said he would deal with the budget deficit with a combination of budget cuts and revenue increases.

A farmer by trade, this is Sullivan’s first journey into the political realm. He lives and works on a farm and feedlot outside Doniphan with his wife of 41 years, Karen. He was a member of the Nebraska Air National Guard for five years.

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