The district: Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district (NE-02) encompasses most of the Omaha metropolitan area. In 2016, Republican Don Bacon, the Republican incumbent, narrowly won the seat by just one point and the district backed Donald Trump in the presidential election.
Our Candidate: Kara Eastman is the Democratic nominee in Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district. Eastman founded Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, a lead poisoning prevention organization. In the May Democratic primary, she won 51% of the vote in an upset defeat of former Rep. Brad Ashford to secure the nomination.