In congressional elections, attention was focused on the Omaha-based 2nd District, where Democrats Brad Ashford and Kara Eastman were competing for a chance to face Republican incumbent Rep. Don Bacon. Bacon unseated Ashford in 2016 by 1 point, while President Donald Trump was carrying the district by 2 points.
Nonprofit executive Kara Eastman is the projected victor of Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, staving off a comeback bid by former Democratic Rep.
Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts handily won the party's nomination to seek a second four-year term. "We've got a general election to win". Krist held off two other candidates to win the Democratic nomination. Bob Krist of Omaha, a former Republican and independent who joined the Democratic Party in February. Deb Fischer, a tough prospect in overwhelmingly conservative Nebraska.
Jessica McClure, a former chemist with a law degree, defeated personal injury lawyer Dennis Crawford in the Democratic primary to run against Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who is seeking an eighth term in Congress. No other candidates are running for the office.
Fischer easily defeated four GOP primary challengers and enjoys a substantial fundraising advantage and statewide name recognition.
Ricketts defeated Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a technical writer who advocates for medical marijuana and industrial hemp.
Her Democratic challengers include Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould, retired farmer, attorney and judge Frank Svoboda of Lincoln; retired Fremont real estate broker Larry Marvin; and Chris Janicek, the owner of an Omaha specialty cake business. The veteran state lawmaker campaigned on promises that he would take a less partisan approach to state government than Ricketts.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had added Ashford to its "Red to Blue" list, which highlights promising candidates and gives them access to key financial and organizational support.
Nebraska voters started heading to the polls at 8am this morning to cast ballots in the state's primary election.
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