A reader asked. Can you put together a list of 30 candidates for the House of Representatives for whom donations would make a difference? Some Senate candidates, too?
Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Call and response about the presidential campaign, A fictional flu pandemic Political Note #292 Kara Eastman. NE CD 02 2020 General Election Kara Eastman https://www.eastmanforcongress.com is someone who defies the odds. What are the odds against her now? Omaha is the core of NE 02. In 2008, Democrat Jim Esch came close to being elected to Congress from NE 02. He only lost by 4 points. The Nebraska legislature fixed that. They moved…
Kara Eastman has been CEO of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA). Focused on combating lead poisoning, the organization expands its work by addressing the context in which lead poisoning happens. She was a surprise winner in the Democratic Primary taking on the incumbent Congressman.
Brad Ashford wants his seat back. A former Republican who found the party moving away from him, he became a state legislator as a Democrat. He ran for mayor of Omaha as a Democrat. He ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2014 and won. In 2016, he lost to a Republican by a point.
Jane Raybould is a businesswoman. She's religious. She does local politics in an old fashioned and pretty conservative way. Her family businesses -- a chain of grocery stores and related retail stores have been operating in Nebraska for over 50 years. She sees her public service as a kind of religious calling. She is now on the Lincoln City Council. She touts success reducing property taxes by cutting waste and making government more efficient.