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Robert Way Withdraws from Congressional Race, Endorses Korey Reiman

24 March 2012
Way says Reiman Has the Common Sense We Need in Washington


LINCOLN- Robert Way withdrew from the Congressional District 1 Democratic primary today and endorsed Lincoln Attorney Korey Reiman.

"From his small town roots to his fight for disabled veterans, Korey Reiman has displayed the best of Nebraska," Way said. "He has the common sense we need in Washington, now more than ever. I hope you will join me in supporting Reiman for congress, the best choice to represent Nebraska."

Reiman said he is grateful for the endorsement and looks forward to having Way's help on the campaign trail.

"I appreciate all the  help you have given me," Reiman said. "My goal is to give people like you, me and those who work hard to provide for their families a voice in Washington."

Way's withdrawal from the race leaves Reiman as the sole Democratic candidate vying to beat Congressman Jeff Fortenberry in November (though Way's name will still appear on primary ballots). It is clear that Reiman will offer a strong contrast.

A lifelong Nebraskan, Reiman was born in North Platte and grew up on a farm in Pawnee County. He received his undergraduate degree from Peru State College and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.  Reiman practiced law for John Stevens Berry from 1999 to 2004, advocating for veterans rights and benefits. In 2004, Reiman opened up his solo practice in Lincoln.  

Reiman decided to run for Congress because he believes District 1 needs a strong representative. Reiman said his background on the farm, coupled with his longstanding Lincoln ties, prepares him well to represent the diverse interests of the district.  He also said his background fighting for veterans will work well for new military families he will serve as a result of congressional redistricting. Support for veterans will be among many issues Reiman will tackle.

Reiman is married to Melissa Reiman, a nurse at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center. The Reimans have two sons, Ethan and Elias and a daughter Isabella. Korey is a member the Nebraska Bar Association, Sons of the American Legion and serves as a volunteer YMCA soccer and football coach.