A huge political fight is developing in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District with spending expected to break records as Republican Congressman Don Bacon attempts to fend off Democratic challenger Kara Eastman.
Eastman raised $1.25 million in the third quarter and still lags Bacon in fundraising.
Bacon raised $550,000 in the third quarter, which is July 1st through September 30th.
Bacon has raised $2.5 million. Eastman has raised $2 million.
Bacon reports $900,000 in cash with Eastman reporting half that in the bank.
The vast majority of the contributions to Eastman’s campaign come from out of state. She has also received contributions from various political action committees, including one led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco.
Bacon has received money from local business owners, a number of state senators as well as political action committees run by the Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.
In 2014, incumbent Republican Lee Terry lost to Democrat Brad Ashford. The two combined to spend a record $4.2 million.
Outside groups also are spending money on the Bacon-Eastman race.