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Brewer brings military experience to campaign for third district seat


Kathy Plunkett / For The Sun-Telegraph

Col. Tom Brewer

After living through six gunshot wounds and a rocket propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan, Col. Tom Brewer, a 36-year veteran of the armed services, plans to take on Congress. Brewer hopes to bring a new perspective to the U.S. House of Representatives, by representing Nebraska's third district.

An abundance of downtime due to an injury launched Brewer's interest in politics and ultimately his decision to run against Adrian Smith, who currently represents the third district.

After Brewer was injured by a rocket propelled grenade explosion in 2011 while deployed in Afghanistan, he spent...

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