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Brewer Announces Campaign for Congress

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A new name has been tossed into the ring of those wanting to lead Nebraska's Third District in the House.

Col. Tom Brewer announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for the congressional seat in Kearney Thursday morning.

Brewer says he feels he's not done serving his country, even after wounds received during his sixth tour in Afghanistan forced him into retirement.

For the past several months, Brewer has been driving around the state visiting with various Nebraskans about issues in Washington.

"Maybe it was that warrior spirit in me that just said you know, I think I can do better. And the decision was made and I built the machine and today we're starting." Brewer said.

Brewer says he wants to effect real change in Washington and feels his 36 years in the military will give him an extra advantage.

Brewer will likely face current Rep. Adrian Smith in the Republican primary. Smith is beginning his eighth year in Congress this January and has publicly indicated that he will run again.  At this time however, he has not formally announced that he is seeking re-election.

Mark Sullivan has announced plans to run in the Democratic spot.

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