Brad Ashford picks up support of state teachers union in 2nd Congressional District race

February 28, 2018 GMT

Nebraska 2nd Congressional District candidate Brad Ashford has drawn support from the state teachers union.

The Nebraska State Education Association, which represents about 28,000 people in the state, has given Ashford its recommendation.

He is running against nonprofit executive Kara Eastman, and the winner will take on Rep. Don Bacon.

“Brad is a consensus-builder who gets things done,” the group’s president, Jenni Benson, said in a statement, adding that Ashford has been an advocate for education.

Ashford also has received the endorsement of Boilermakers Local 83 with 1,150 members.