Shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m., Eastman led Ashford with just over 50 percent of the vote in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District race, but the race has remained tight since 9 p.m., when Ashford was reported up by just 14 votes. But from that point on, Eastman held onto the lead with margins ranging from 170 votes to more than a thousand.
In other notable races:
Gov. Pete Ricketts looks to face Democratic challenger Bob Krist in November.
Republic incumbent Sen. Deb Fischer will face Democratic contender Jane Raybould.
Across the state, voters headed to the polls today for Nebraska's Primary Election, some of them in new polling places, to decide local pick their party's candidate for the gubernatorial election in November amid races for local offices.
Sarpy County's Election Office was predicting 22 percent of their electorate — some of whom were voting in new locations Tuesday — would turn out for this election. Almost 5,000 of the 8,266 early ballot requests were still outstanding as of Monday; the county has 110,119 registered voters, according to the Sarpy County Election Commission.
Douglas County was expecting about 20 percent voter turnout; the county has 348,952 registered voters.