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Ashford resigns as director of pro-Omaha development group

April 7, 2017 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After less than two months, former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford has left his job as head of the Omaha development advocacy group Midtown 2050.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2oNDqPP ) that Ashford describes his departure as executive director of the group as amicable, saying he “wasn’t a good fit for the role.”

The group seeks to promote development in midtown Omaha, including a proposed streetcar line.

Ken Cook, chairman of the board, said in a statement Friday that he was sorry to receive Ashford’s resignation.

Ashford took the job soon after his one term as a congressman representing the Omaha area ended in January. A Democrat, Ashford lost his re-election bid to Republican Don Bacon in November.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com