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Brad Ashford receives Omaha Federation of Labor endorsement

March 18, 2018 GMT

Democrat Brad Ashford, a 2nd Congressional District candidate, has received an endorsement from one of the top political labor groups.

The Omaha Federation of Labor, which represents 33 unions in the metro area and has been active in Omaha politics, announced the endorsement Friday.

“Building partnerships with our elected officials is a critical element for the labor movement and we look forward to a continued working relationship with Ashford as we get him back to work in Congress,” said the group’s president, Mike McDonnell, who is also a state senator.

Ashford and nonprofit executive Kara Eastman are vying for the Democratic nomination to the 2nd District seat. Ashford previously held the office for one term.

The winner of the May 15 primary will face Republican incumbent Don Bacon in the November election.