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Bacon defeats Eastman in 2018 rematch

Don Bacon
Posted at 1:01 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 02:01:32-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Don Bacon scored a third term in Congress on Tuesday despite a tough challenge from a progressive Democrat in Nebraska’s competitive 2nd Congressional District.

Bacon defeated social worker and nonprofit executive Kara Eastman in a rematch that echoed the 2016 race, which Eastman also narrowly lost. Bacon's voting record mostly aligned with President Donald Trump.

He repeatedly pitched himself as bipartisan during the campaign.

He also secured endorsements from several centrist Nebraska Democrats, including former Rep. Brad Ashford, who lost his seat to Bacon in 2016.

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