FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2018
Progressive Turnout Project Closely Monitoring Nebraska’s Second Congressional District Primary Election
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding the Nebraska Democratic primary:
“While the Democratic primary for Nebraska’s second congressional district is too close to call, we want to congratulate Brad Ashford and Kara Eastman on their hard-fought campaigns.”
“Regardless who emerges from this primary, Progressive Turnout Project staff is on the ground in Omaha and ready to expand upon the energy from the primary by engaging in face-to-face conversations with inconsistent Democratic voters across the second district.”
“In 2016, Republican Don Bacon narrowly won Nebraska’s second congressional district by 1 percentage point. From now until election day, we’ll be talking with voters to ensure he doesn’t get a second term.”
“In order to take back the House and the Senate, it’s critical that Democrats invest in states like Nebraska. Progressive Turnout Project has staff on the ground in Omaha and looks forward to doing everything we can to hold Washington Republicans accountable on November 6.”
Earlier this week, Progressive Turnout Project announced an $8 million program investment that includes Nebraska’s second congressional district. The organization has an office and staff based in Omaha.
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded Political Action Committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization raised more than $16 million with a supporter base of over 2.6 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 26 congressional races and 17 state legislative races, including 10 Virginia House of Delegate races 2017.