Nebraska results for every midterm race
The most interesting 2018 election in Nebraska might be the one with no candidates.
Nebraska voters will get a chance on Election Day to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which would extend health coverage to 80,000 low-income Nebraskans. The state is one of 19 to refuse Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion so far, but it is also one of three states where voters will have a chance to change that this year.
The other big election is in the Second Congressional District, where Republican incumbent Don Bacon is facing progressive upstart Kara Eastman. Eastman, who has endorsed Medicare-for-all and is running on a proud progressive platform, earned a shocking primary win against centrist former Rep. Brad Ashford this summer. Eastman’s win was a huge moment for the left, but polling indicates she might not be as strong a challenger against Bacon as had been hoped. This race, formerly a toss-up, has been moved into the Lean Republican column by election forecasters.
Democrats once hoped that the Nebraska Senate race, between Republican Sen. Deb Fischer and Democratic challenger Jane Raybould, could be a sleeper for them if the 2018 “blue wave” grew big enough. But heading into Election Day, anything but a pretty easy win for Fischer would be surprising.
Nebraska is a uniquely unicameral nonpartisan state legislature, and half of its seats are on the ballot today.
President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the state is relatively split, but approvals slightly favor him here, according to Morning Consult.
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