GOP’s Lee Terry grabs early lead over Democrat Brad Ashford

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

Brad Ashford looking to become the first Democratic Congressman from Omaha since 1994.

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With 16 years in office GOP Rep. Lee Terry is the state’s senior member of Congress.

GOP Congressman Lee Terry has grabbed an early, although slim lead, over Democrat Brad Ashford in the Omaha House race.

8 p.m.

Terry (R) 50% 22,259

Ashford (D) 45% 20,085

Laird (Lib) 4% 1,994

These first returns are a sampling of dozens of precincts throughout the 2nd Congressional District from voters who cast their ballots between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

Stay with Nebraska Watchdog throughout the night for results and exclusive analysis of one of the country’s few too-close-to-call seats in the House of Representatives.

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