Pete Festersen's exit from House race against Lee Terry stuns Democrats

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Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013 12:00 am

Until Monday afternoon, just about everyone following Pete Festersen's congressional campaign thought things were on track.

National and local Democratic Party leaders, who had pressed the Omaha City Council president to get in the race, thought they'd found the perfect candidate to keep Republican Lee Terry from securing a ninth term. “If you want hardworking House members,” the Nebraska Democratic Party's Twitter account announced Sunday, “vote for ... Pete Festersen.”

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