The nation is keeping close tabs on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional race as the Democrats try to take the U.S. House of Representatives. Democratic newcomer Kara Eastman defeated Congressman Brad Ashford in the primary and says her campaign knocked on over 200,000 doors and ran a campaign based on integrity and authenticity.
Eastman says, “I think we need a new direction for this country. We need new kinds of leaders. We need leaders who are not bought and sold by corporations and people who will stand up and fight for regular people.”
Eastman is feeling good about today. It is also her birthday so will be spending the day with family and constituents.
Eastman has much different views on many issues than her Republican challenger, incumbent Congressman Don Bacon. He says his team has worked hard as well and made more than 181,000 contacts throughout the campaign.
Bacon says, “I felt like we kept a positive campaign. The more we contracted our policy differences, myself and my opponent, I thought the better for me for this district.”
Bacon says this will be a record turnout election and we can’t take anything for granted and urges all Nebraskans to cast their vote.
Bacon and Eastman differ on issues such as health care, taxes to social security and climate change.
Polls are open until 8 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. MST.