Kara Eastman concedes in 2nd District congressional race
OMAHA, Neb (FOX 42 KPTM) —
Kara Eastman's election night party stretched into the early morning hours.
Several national media outlets called the race for Don Bacon before midnight, but, even then, Eastman was telling supporters there was still hope.
As of about one o'clock Wednesday morning, Eastman's representatives were telling Fox 42 News to expect a news conference in the morning with more information.
By 7 a.m., the campaign sent out a statement thanking her supporters and campaign workers:
I know you are tired, but this fight is not over. I am asking you today to continue giving of yourselves. Continue serving your communities. Continue speaking to your neighbors. Let’s build the kind of future we want here in the Second District.This campaign has made fundamental change in our community. Thank you all so much for your faith in me, and your commitment to this campaign.
Updated results from the Secretary of State Wednesday morning show Bacon with 121,466 votes at 51.55% and Eastman with 114,154 votes at 48.45%.
Eastman campaigned on a progressive platform that focused on Medicare-for-all, greater gun control and tuition-free college for families making less than $125,000 a year.
Bacon was first elected to the seat in 2014 after defeating one-term Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford.