Nebraska candidate leaves jail in time to vote

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) _ A candidate for a Republican congressional nomination
left jail in time to vote, but he lost anyway.

The Columbus Telegram says (http://bit.ly/1jtEE43 ) Dennis Parker was among the
challengers to incumbent Jeff Fortenberry in Tuesday's primary election for
Nebraska's 1st District.

Parker was arrested Sunday evening on a warrant for not appearing at a court
hearing about citations for having no valid registration or proof of insurance
on his vehicle.

On Monday he was sentenced to a day in jail and credited with the day he'd
served. He left jail at 2:30 p.m., in plenty of time to vote Tuesday.

Fortenberry won the nomination, however, with more than 86 percent of the vote.
Parker finished third with nearly 6 percent.

A Columbus phone listed for Parker is no longer in service.

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