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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:33 AM

Interesting Result in NE-2 Tonight

U.S. House - District 2
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Brad Ashford 16,282 votes 49.14%
Kara Eastman 16,851 votes 50.86%

http://www.omaha.com/ @ 11:24 Central

Quick summary: NE-2 is currently held by Don Bacon, an ex-USAF general who votes with Trump 97.5% of the time. Bacon narrowly beat Brad Ashford in 2016 (by less than 1%). Ashford flipped the seat from red to blue in 2014 when Lee Terry made a famously stupid remark about wanting to continue to get paid during the government shutdown because he had a nice house.

Ashford is establishment and conservative by current Democratic standards. His opponent in tonight's primary is Kara Eastman, a relative political newcomer who has been doing social work and organizing.

http://eastmanforcongress.com/about/

Nebraska splits its electoral votes, and NE-2 went for Obama in '08 in what is generally considered a deeply red state. The 2018 race here is considered to be a bellwether (one of several to be sure) for Democratic chances for winning back the House.

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Algernon Moncrieff May 2018 OP
JoeOtterbein May 2018 #1

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Wed May 16, 2018, 01:28 AM

1. Go Ladies tonight!!!!

I love it!!!!!!!!!

Wow, ANOTHER WIN!!!!!

GO GIRLS!!!!

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