Smith wins primary in Nebraska's 3rd District

17 May, 2018, 04:08 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Primary Election 2018: Voter's guide

First District Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry had no challenger yesterday, but he will face the victor of the Democratic primary, Jessica McClure, in November.

Eastman's victory over Ashford is one of the first major losses for the Democratic party establishment at the hands of a progressive challenger. She ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2014 as part of Democrat Chuck Hassebrook's gubernatorial campaign.

She will now face Rep. Don Bacon, a first-term Republican who defeated Ashford in the 2016 election.

Ricketts defeated Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a technical writer who advocates for medical marijuana and industrial hemp.

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It's primary election day in Nebraska.

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. Bob Krist, university instructor Tyler Davis and community activist Vanessa Ward, all of Omaha.

Fortenberry was unopposed in Tuesday's race. They also have sharply criticized the Republican tax law approved previous year.

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Rep. Adrian Smith led in the 3rd District Republican primary with roughly two-thirds of the vote.

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

Murante defeated Taylor Royal, a certified public accountant from Omaha.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has easily won the Republican nomination to seek a second term in November.

Royal, who ran unsuccessfully for Omaha mayor a year ago, pointed to his experience as a financial adviser and accountant as a plus for the job.

Nebraska voters started heading to the polls at 8am this morning to cast ballots in the state's primary election.

The top two finishers from each party today will advance to the November general election.

The Democratic candidates had been locked in a virtual tie most of the night.

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