Eastman to challenge again Bacon in Nebraska’s 2nd District
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democrat Kara Eastman is looking for a rematch against Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.
Eastman announced Thursday that she will run for the congressional seat again in 2020. Easman won her party's nomination earlier this year but narrowly lost to Bacon in the November general election.
Eastman concedes to Bacon in Nebraska 2nd District race
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrat Kara Eastman has conceded to Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon in the race for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.
Eastman said she planned to speak to Bacon Wednesday morning, hours after Bacon was declared the winner. Bacon will serve a second term in the district, which includes Omaha and most of its suburbs.
The Latest: Bacon re-elected in Nebraska’s 2nd District
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's general election (all times local):
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has won a second term in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, defeating Democratic hopeful Kara Eastman in one of the state's few competitive races.
Bacon's win on Tuesday ensures that the district encompassing Omaha and most of its suburbs will remain in Republican hands.
Republican Rep. Don Bacon wins Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, beating Democratic hopeful Kara Eastman
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Don Bacon wins Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, beating Democratic hopeful Kara Eastman.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Democratic congressman said Friday that Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger.
Former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford announced the breach on his Facebook page after the Justice Department filed an indictment alleging that 12 Russian military intelligence officers stole information from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha nonprofit director Kara Eastman scored a narrow victory Wednesday morning in the Democratic primary race for Nebraska's competitive 2nd Congressional District, defeating former Rep. Brad Ashford.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the Nebraska primary (all times local):
Nonprofit director and political newcomer Kara Eastman has won the Democratic nomination for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.
Eastman narrowly defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford in Tuesday's primary election with a campaign that cast her as a champion of progressive ideals, including supporting a single-payer health care system.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District has switched party representation repeatedly in the past six years, and two Democrats will vie Tuesday for the chance to again snatch it back from Republicans.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nearly two years after Democrats lost their only seat in Nebraska's congressional delegation, two candidates are clamoring for the chance to win it back in a general election that could see strong Democratic gains across the country.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to appear at a campaign event for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.
Pence will speak as a "special guest" during the dinner Tuesday at the Omaha Marriott Downtown.
Ricketts, a fellow Republican, is seeking a second term in the November general election.
Mike Pence plans 2nd stop in Nebraska — this time for a Ricketts’ fundraiser — and donates to local races
Vice President Mike Pence is planning at least two stops in Nebraska to bolster Republican incumbents.
Gov. Pete Ricketts’ campaign said Wednesday that Pence is planning to attend a fundraiser for Ricketts on March 6.
That’s in addition to a previously announced fundraiser for Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. No date has been announced.
Democratic congressional candidate Kara Eastman has picked up an endorsement from Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 538.
“Working families can ill afford a rerun (of) the election of 2016,” said the local’s business manager, Gregg D. Rhoades. “Nebraskans need a fresh voice speaking on their behalf and we feel Kara Eastman represents that voice.”
Last year’s cash hauls for Ashford, Eastman could mean a competitive primary
The two Democrats in the primary for Nebraska’s 2nd District congressional seat say voters should get ready to see their faces much more during the new year.
Federal candidates filed year-end financial disclosure reports Wednesday.
Former Rep. Brad Ashford started the new year with more than $200,000 in the bank, having raised about $320,000 during this election cycle.
Nonprofit executive Kara Eastman had $72,000 in the bank, and she raised about $200,000 during the same time period.
Ashford to formally launch campaign to return to Congress
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford is kicking off his campaign to return to Congress.
Ashford is hosting a kickoff event Tuesday at the Old Mattress Factory in Omaha. Ashford is seeking the Democratic nomination to represent the 2nd Congressional District, encompassing the Omaha area. He's hoping for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, the Republican who beat him last year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brad Ashford wants to return to Congress and represent Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.
He's announced he'll seek the Democratic nomination next year, hoping for a rematch with U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, the Republican who beat him last November. Ashford served just one two-year term, having beaten eight-term Republican Rep. Lee Terry in 2014. Ashford had served in the officially nonpartisan Legislature for 16 years.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A member of the Metropolitan Community College District board in Omaha says she wants to represent Nebraska's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Kara (KAHR'-uh) Eastman said in a news release Monday that she's seeking the Democratic nomination, hoping to unseat the incumbent Republican, Rep. Don Bacon. She says she's running to "stop the assault on public education, cuts to health care" and rollbacks of health-protecting regulations.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha congressman and his wife are deciding which of them — if either — will run for Congress in 2018 after he lost his seat in November.
Democrat Brad Ashford held the 2nd Congressional District seat from 2014 to 2016, the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2q7dAHc ) reported. He said Thursday he's considering whether to challenge Rep. Don Bacon, the Republican who ousted him last year.
Ann Ferlic Ashford considering a run for husband’s old seat in 2nd Congressional District
Ann Ferlic Ashford is thinking about following in her husband’s congressional footsteps.
Ashford, 56, is mulling over a bid for the congressional seat once held by Brad Ashford. The Democrat was defeated last fall by Republican Don Bacon after serving a single term in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District.
GOP challenger Don Bacon praises Ashford in victory speech
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republicans followed through on a vow to keep incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford to one term after seeing GOP challenger Don Bacon win Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat. Now, Bacon says he's looking to reunite the fractured district.
The Latest: Vote in Nebraska 2nd District too close to call
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the Nebraska general election (all times local):
Nebraska's Omaha-centric 2nd District congressional race is again coming down to the wire for the two candidates.
The race was still too close to call early Wednesday morning with election officials determining that Republican challenger Don Bacon held a slight edge over incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford with only about 70 percent of the vote counted.