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Wed May 16, 2018, 02:13 AM

Eastman rides a progressive wave to the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District [of NE]

Source: Omaha World-Herald

Kara Eastman pulled off a surprise primary victory Tuesday as Omaha-area Democrats tapped the nonprofit executive to take on incumbent Republican Rep. Don Bacon.

Eastman and former Rep. Brad Ashford traded off the lead through Tuesday night. But her lead became insurmountable by the final unofficial results.

“I am probably very visibly humbled and honored to accept the Democratic nomination,” Eastman said, clearly feeling the emotion of the moment.

She said it’s appropriate this came after Mother’s Day because she chose to run after watching her mother battle cancer.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/elections/eastman-rides-a-progressive-wave-to-the-democratic-nomination-in/article_f624d486-a456-52c5-bfc5-9554ec63deb6.html



Surprised that Omaha Steve wasn't the first to post this. Wow, Brad Ashford is the first "primaried" incumbent congressional Democrat I've heard happen in the 2018 cycle.

Eastman's campaign website: http://eastmanforcongress.com/

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Reply Eastman rides a progressive wave to the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District [of NE] (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 07:43 AM

1. Progressives in Nebraska

I sincerely hope that she will cook Bacon this November. Progressives usually have a hard time getting elected in this very conservative state. However, Ashford lost by only 1% last time, and with Trump’s poor standing with women and minorities she just might be able to pull this off.

I am also hoping that Independents who voted for Trump will have buyer’s remorse and vote for her.

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Response to CakeorDeath (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 02:28 PM

2. Welcome to DU, CakeorDeath!

I hope you will stay and enjoy our site. It's a great political place!

And...I love your username! Eddie Izzard is soooooooooo funny.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:26 PM

3. As a native Omahan

I mean this: go Eastman! You earned the nomination, now win in the general!!

I went to high school with a former Republican congressman from this district (Lee Terry). Good friend, but I am glad to see Democrats more competitive in the district.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:50 AM

4. This is really great news.

There are a couple of PA state races where that happened also.

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