Omaha State Senator Brad Ashford is entering the Democratic race for the 2nd Congressional District in Nebraska. Senator Ashford says support from family and friends urged him to enter the race. He wants to bring a change of leadership to the nation’s Capitol.
Senator Ashford says, “We have to work in Washington like we work in Lincoln and that is from the center. He says Congress is tied up in knots and it is counter-productive.” He says we can find solutions if we can bring people together and that is what he hopes to accomplish in Congress.
Senator Ashford says he does know the party affiliation of his colleagues in the Unicameral but he doesn’t think about it much. He says partisanship is way “over the top” and that culture needs to change.
Senator Ashford was a member of the Republican Party for 28 years and made the switch to the Democratic Party last summer. Republican incumbent Lee Terry has held the District 2 seat for 15 years. Congressman Terry will face Republican Dan Frei in the primary election.