Far-Left Progressive Wins Democratic House Primary In Nebraska - Upsetting DNC Candidate


Former Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) fell short in the primary for his comeback bid to a more progressive challenger Tuesday, a stunning disappointment to national Democrats that could be a blow to the party's chances of winning the GOP-leaning seat.

In the general election Fischer will face Lincoln Councilwoman Jane Raybould who out distanced Lincoln Judge Frank Svobado, Larry Marvin, Chris Janicek.

Krist, a state senator easily beat out Vanessa Ward and Tyler Davis to earn the Democratic nomination.

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the general election contest Tilts Republican.

Nebraska voters set up a November gubernatorial showdown between Gov. Pete Ricketts and State Sen.

Eastman's supporters framed her victory as proof of the argument that Democratic primary voters want a candidate that adheres to their values over one that may compromise for electability.

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had added Ashford to its "Red to Blue" list, which highlights promising candidates and gives them access to key financial and organizational support.

Ricketts ran against Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a registered Republican who has volunteered to create the Legal Marijuana Now Party of Nebraska.

Rep. Adrian Smith led in the 3rd District Republican primary with roughly two-thirds of the vote. No Democrats have filed to run for the office.

Royal, who ran unsuccessfully for Omaha mayor past year, pointed to his experience as a financial adviser and accountant as a plus for the job.

Legislative races are officially nonpartisan, but Tuesday's election will eliminate some candidates and make way for the top two vote-getters in each district to face off in November.