Rep. Don Bacon Holds on to 2nd District Seat in Tight Race

Nov. 4, 2020, 12:50 a.m. ·


After the heated election cycle ended today for Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressional Seat, Republican Rep. Don Bacon has won with 51% of the vote.

Election day closes out an often intense election cycle for the second district, marked by candidates' with starkly different campaign approaches due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as reported by the Omaha World Herald. Bacon, a retired Airforce Brigadier general, has stressed finding ways to campaign in-person despite rising infections, deaths, and hospitalizations in Omaha while Eastman has criticized the strategy, saying digital and phone engagement is safer.

The race has also garnered immense spending by the campaigns and contributors totaling over $19 million dollars. So far, Rep. Bacon's campaign has spent over $3.4 million with Eastman deploying $3.6 million.

The win for Rep. Bacon marks his third term in the House of Representatives after narrowly winning re-election in 2018 against Eastman with 51% of the vote.

Nebraska last sent a woman to the House of Representatives in 1990.