A state senator from Omaha wants to represent Nebraska in Washington. Brad Ashford announced on his Twitter page Thursday he's running for Congress against incumbent Lee Terry.
“Congress is more dysfunctional than ever and middle class Nebraskans are getting hurt,” said Ashford. “I’m running because I have a proven track record of working across the aisle and I’ll bring that record to Washington to cut through the gridlock and finding bipartisan, common-sense solutions to cutting wasteful spending and growing our economy.”
The 64-year-old is the first Democrat to enter the race. The deadline to file for the May 13th primary is Monday.
Terry and Omaha businessman Dan Frei are the Republican candidates vying for the District 2 seat.
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