Meet the Left-Wing Liberal Who Just Cost Democrats a House Seat in Nebraska
Kara Eastman narrowly defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) on Tuesday in a major win for the party’s left-wing, liberal die-hards. Ashford, who represented the district from 2015-2017, lost to now-Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) in 2016. Eastman will face Bacon in the general election this November.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) earlier this year named Ashford in its “Red to Blue” program, in which they announce top seats they want to flip in the upcoming election cycle. Eastman’s fringe campaign upended those plans with her win this week.
Immediately political prognosticators reversed their rulings. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball had previous called the district a “toss up,” when it was thought Ashford would be the Democrat nominee. After Eastman’s win and sensing how out of step she is for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, they moved the seat to “leans Republican.”
AR Intel obtained tracking video of Eastman at several events in the weeks and months leading up to the Nebraska primary. To see that video, become an AR Intel Insider by signing up for a free 7-day trial today!
Primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon – Here’s Who to Follow
If it’s a Tuesday in May, it’s almost certainly another primary day. This week’s primaries are being held in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon.
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30 Days Of Crucial Democratic House Primaries
The next thirty days will provide key answers for Democrats’ attempts to take back the House, as more than a dozen states hold primaries and runoffs to determine general election nominees. Will the DCCC’s preferred candidates survive primary challenges from progressives? Will Democrats even have a candidate on the ballot come November?
One thing is for certain, as these primaries come to a close, they will only become nastier, more divisive, and a bigger problem for Nancy Pelosi and House leadership.
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Democrat: I Was Coached to Not Express Support for Nancy Pelosi
Former Congressman Brad Ashford is in a pickle. First elected in 2014 to represent the Omaha area of Nebraska, Ashford lost his bid for reelection in 2016, but is eager to regain it in 2018.
Find out why he’s trying to do that without the help of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Become an AR Intel subscriber.
Democrat Claims He Helped Stop ISIS After Skipping Almost Half of Armed Services Hearings
Former Rep. Brad Ashford is trying to win back his congressional seat and citing his inflated Armed Services committee experience on the way.