"I am probably very visibly humbled and honored to accept the Democratic nomination", she said in the early hours of Wednesday morning as the result became clear, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Other top races included crowded fields in both parties for governor and Senate nominations, and a two-person race for treasurer that likely will mean a general election victory for the victor.
Eastman's supporters framed her victory as proof of the argument that Democratic primary voters want a candidate that adheres to their values over one that may compromise for electability. Ashford was running to reclaim the seat he once held but lost in 2016 to Republican Rep. Don Bacon.
The surprising win could be a sign the Democratic party is going farther left and looking for outsiders like Eastman, who has never run for a political office.
In the general election Fischer will face Lincoln Councilwoman Jane Raybould who out distanced Lincoln Judge Frank Svobado, Larry Marvin, Chris Janicek. Ricketts defeated challenger Krystal Gabel in yesterday's Republican primary, and he will take on State Senator Bob Krist of Omaha in the November general election. Fortenberry was unopposed while Mcclure beat Dennis Crawford.
Key primaries in Nebraska's congressional districts remained too close to call at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Big night for women in primary elections Former Dem rep's comeback bid foiled by Neb. primary loss Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary MORE.
Legislative races are officially nonpartisan, but Tuesday's election will eliminate some candidates and make way for the top two vote-getters in each district to face off in November.
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