NBC: In this close race, progressives have barely lifted a finger for one of their own

But some progressives in Nebraska and Washington have expressed frustration about the lack of support and worry it could discourage potential candidates from mounting insurgent progressive bids in the future if they think national liberals won’t have their back.

“While I’m optimistic about the work we’re doing, it’s frustrating that other national groups aren’t following our lead and investing in the face-to-face conversations that we know will result in Democratic victories here in the heartland,” said Alex Morgan, the executive director of Progressive Turnout Project, which says it has spent $210,000 supporting Eastman, including by hiring 10 Omaha-based field staffers.

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