Fremonter Larry Marvin has lost the Democratic primary for incumbent Republican Senator Deb Fischer’s U.S. Senate seat.
Jane Raybould, a member of the Lincoln City Council, won the primary, beating out Marvin, along with Chris Janicek and Frank Svoboda. She will face Fischer in the general election.
Marvin has thrown his hat in the ring for Senate in each of the last four election cycles. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served as a Czech-Bohemian language translator in West Germany. He graduated from UNL with majors in German, Education, History, Geography and Social Sciences and was a German teacher in West Point. He’s now a real estate broker who owns a building and lives in Fremont.
Marvin could not be reached for comment on election night.
In an interview with the Fremont Tribune last week, Marvin said he was running “to give people a choice, if they want me or they want special interests.”
He said he wanted to improve the Affordable Care Act, reassess foreign alliances and said that President Trump had failed to “drain the swamp.” He also believed that Trump’s impulsiveness undermined his leadership.
“I made more money off of my investments under (Trump) than I have any other president, but now, already this year, I have lost more under him than any other president, over, I think the NAFTA and the tariffs because certain stocks have taken a beating,” he said.