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By Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator 

The Remarkable Life of Andy Hoffman


March 17, 2021

I first met Andy Hoffman at a chili cook off in Butte, Nebraska, in October of 2004.

I was running for my first term in the Nebraska Legislature. I was walking from group to group, talking with the cooks and tasting their chili, when I came upon a young man in jean overalls. I introduced myself, and we ended up talking for over 30 minutes.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say he “grilled” me for over 30 minutes with a smile on his face. He was kind, and he later became a supporter and a dear friend.

We stayed in touch during my eight years in the Unicameral. Never one to keep str...

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