2018 House Race: Nebraska District: NE-02 ( Kara Eastman v Don Bacon )

CURRENT STATUS: Complete

Race Status

RESULT: Donald Bacon (Rep)


Strong Rep
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 03/01/2018
Primaries: 05/15/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Kara Eastman
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Kara Eastman (Share of Vote: 54.1% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Brad Ashford (Share of Vote: 48.6% )


Incumbent

Rep Incumbent

Republican Candidate
WINNER: Don Bacon (Share of Vote: Unopposed)


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Current House Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Democrat Brad Ashford won this District in 2014 but lost his re-election bid in 2016. He’s hoping to get another shot this year, but he’s facing a  Kara Eastman in a primary. Eastman is establishing herself as a more progressive candidate. Perhaps in response, Ashford recently stepped back from his earlier opposition to gun control.

For Democrats, the choice between centrist and progressive candidates in states like Nebraska may impact their hopes for regaining control of the House.

Ballotpedia has identified this Omaha race as a key Democratic primary to watch. They named 3 senate primaries, 34 house primaries, and 11 state executive primaries. See the full story here.

2018 District NE-02 Data Card
NE-02 Demographics
Demographic District State Nation
Gender 51% Female 49.8% Male
50.2% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 73% White
11% Hispanic
10% African American
79.6% White/Caucasian
9.3% White/Hispanic
5.0% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 13.0% 10.8% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 90.7% 90.9% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 39.2% 31.4% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $32,626 $29,910 $31,128
Median Age 34.8 36.3 37.9
Population 661,142 1907116 325.7 mil
Square Miles 509.80 76823.7 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 11,296.90 124.8 185.8
People per Household 2.6 2.5 2.7
Foreign Born 8.6% 7.0% 13.5%
Veteran 8.4% 8.4% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 16.5% 16.5% 14.6%
Note: All area related stats do NOT include bodies of water.

Data Credits
District/State/National: www.censusreporter.org
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
NE-02 Voting History
Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 46.0 48.2 -2.2
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 45.7 52.8 -7.1
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 49.8 48.6 +1.2

House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 47.7 48.9 -1.2
2014 49.0 45.7 +3.3
2012 49.2 50.8 -1.6

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 48.4 46.3 +2.1
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 51.1 47.3 +3.8
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 53 45.7 +7.3

National House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 48 49.1 -1.1
2014 45.7 51.4 -5.7
2012 50.6 49.4 +1.2
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