City Council President Festersen, the father of two young children, has decided the timing of a congressional campaign against against Republican Rep. Lee Terry wasn’t right for his family.
Robynn Tysver reports the District 1 council representative was heavily recruited by national Democrats, who believed the moderate, pro-business councilman had the credentials to win in the Omaha-based congressional district, the state’s only swing district.
“At this point in time, however, I’ve determined I can have a greater impact on my community by staying focused on being a father, a business owner, and president of the Omaha City Council,” Festersen said.
Sad day for Dems in Nebraska. The party’s dream congressional candidate – Pete Festersen – has passed on a run against GOP Lee Terry
— Robynn Tysver (@RobynnTysver) August 26, 2013