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Far-Left Progressive Wins Democratic House Primary In Nebraska - Upsetting DNC Candidate

Far-Left Progressive Wins Democratic House Primary In Nebraska - Upsetting DNC Candidate”

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the general election contest Tilts Republican. "My two Democratic opponents both would have opposed either one of those".

Eastman toppled Ashford by a razor-thin margin.

Eastman said last week that her campaign had been focusing on its ground game, reaching out to Democratic voters Omaha-based 2nd District.

In 2016, Bacon beat Ashford by less than 4,000 votes.

Eastman will face the incumbent, Republican Don Bacon, in the general election in November. Deb Fischer, a tough prospect in overwhelmingly conservative Nebraska.

Fischer faces a primary challenge from four fellow Republicans but is expected to win the party's nomination as she seeks a second term.

The others seeking the GOP nomination are retired Omaha math professor Jack Heidel; writer and retired air conditioning technician Dennis Frank Macek; former finance manager Jeffrey Lynn Stein; and Lincoln businessman Todd Watson. Libertarian Jim Schultz from Lincoln will also be on the November ballot.

The Democratic primary field is composed of state Sen. Krist has pitched himself as a less partisan alternative to Ricketts who would work more collaboratively with the Legislature.

Eastman's victory early Wednesday over former Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford followed a long campaign in which Eastman billed herself as a progressive political newcomer.

Fortenberry was unopposed in Tuesday's race. They also have sharply criticized the Republican tax law approved a year ago.

Key primaries in Nebraska's congressional districts remained too close to call at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Larry Bolinger and Arron Kowalsi. John Murante of Gretna held a steady lead over fellow Republican Taylor Royal in a race that will effectively decide the next state treasurer.



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