As the Republican National Convention ends, the general election campaign begins for the Nebraska Republican Party. Nebraska GOP Executive Director Bud Synhorst says the state and national party are focus on the state’s second congressional district.
“It’s one of the top races in the country,” Synhorst said. “We’ve got a lot of support behind us from the national party.”
The latest financial disclosures show Democratic Congressman Brad Ashford with a $1 million advantage over Republican challenger Don Bacon. Synhorst says the national party will providing funding to back the Bacon campaign.
“The national committee was committed to this race before Hillary decided to open an office (in Omaha),” Synhorst said. “It was the number one target race and that was the commitment.”
Synhorst says an interesting dynamic in the race is the decision of the Clinton campaign to spend money in Omaha, which may impact the congressional race.
“I think it’s intriguing that Hillary Clinton thinks that electoral vote is so important,” said Synhorst. “I think that gives us a clue of what people are thinking about in the presidential election.”
Kevin Thomas, KLIN