Political Newcomer Wins Second District Democratic Primary

Primary Election 2018: Voter's guide

Liberal nonprofit executive Kara Eastman (D) won the Democratic nomination by a scant 1126-vote margin, a number outside the window which would trigger an automatic recount under Nebraska law. He re-registered as a Democrat in February because of legal barriers in his bid to qualify for the ballot as an independent.

Fischer won election in 2012 by almost 16 percentage points. Raybould emerged from a field of four candidates to win the Democratic nomination.

The other Democrats were Frank Svoboda, a retired farmer, attorney and judge from Lincoln; Larry Marvin, a retired real estate broker from Fremont; and Chris Janicek, of Omaha, who owns a specialty cake business.

"Kara Eastman showed the DCCC that far-left progressives are in full control of the party, and they are just along for the ride", National Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Jesse Hunt said to NBC News.

GOP incumbent Don Bacon ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office.

(Lincoln, NE) - Governor Pete Ricketts will face a state lawmaker as he seeks a second term.

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He faces fellow Republican Krystal Gabel in today's primary.

Nebraska's marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate shook out as expected Tuesday after polls closed for the state's primary election.

It's certain Nebraska will have a female U.S. Senator.

Other statewide races included state treasurer and legislative seats. The race was among the highest-profile contests in Nebraska's primary election.

Tuesday, voters are picking the candidates who will advance to the November general election.

See Primary Election Day information here. All in all, the 2nd is 6 percentage points more Republican-leaning than the nation as a whole, according to FiveThirtyEight's partisan lean metric.2 Democrats now lead the generic ballot by that same 6 points.

KTIV will have complete coverage as results come in with reporters in Dakota County, Madison County, Omaha and Papillion.

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