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(Neb)-Unknown Democratic Optimistic About 3rd Cong District Run  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/27/2018 11:50 PM

CHADRON -  Educator, author, and farmer Paul Theobald of northeast Nebraska says he knows he's a big underdog in his bid as an unknown Democrat to win the state's 3rd Congressional District seat in Congress, held for the last 12 years by Republican Adrian Smith, who is running again.

     Theobald brought his campaign to the northern Panhandle last week, including a stop in Chadron on Thursday. He's never run for office before and says he knows making a congressional race your first is ambitious, but feels he's got the rural background needed to really help the 3rd District.

       Theobald says he knows he's big underdog, but thinks "the stars are aligning" for him as troubles continue in agriculture with Smith doing little to nothing to help.

       The retired Wayne State College instructor and administrator who also has a small heritage hog breeding operation says many small farmers are also facing more bad news under the much ballyhooed Republican tax cut law passed late last year.

       Theobald says it's time to send someone to Congress who will work on behalf of rural people, communities, businesses, and schools instead of corporate powers.


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