Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Political Newcomer Wins Second District Democratic Primary

Political Newcomer Wins Second District Democratic Primary

Ashford was running to reclaim the seat he once held but lost in 2016 to Republican Rep. Don Bacon.

Eastman ran as the progressive alternative to Ashford, seizing on the enthusiasm within the party stoked by opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE and arguing that a true progressive candidate from outside politics can help carry the party's flag forward. While he served just one term in Congress, he has a long career in the state legislature, serving as an independent, a Republican and a Democrat.

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 easily won his party's nomination, and Democratic voters chose State Sen. Ricketts defeated challenger Krystal Gabel in yesterday's Republican primary, and he will take on State Senator Bob Krist of Omaha in the November general election.

Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould won the Democratic primary to try and unseat Republican Sen.

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Krist defeated two other Democratic candidates in Tuesday's primary election.

The other Democratic hopefuls who ran were 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. Her primary challengers were Jack Heidel, a retired math professor from Omaha; Dennis Frank Macek, a writer and retired air conditioning technician from Lincoln; Jeffrey Lynn Stein, a professional photographer from Omaha; and Lincoln businessman Todd Watson.

In the sprawling 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Adrian Smith bested three GOP challengers. True, Barack Obama carried it 50 to 49 percent in 2008 - but that was 10 years ago and in an election where Democrats won the popular vote by 7 percentage points.

Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office. Brad Ashford in the Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District.

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