An actual piece of good news
Here's some undeniable good news for a change.
Less than a week ago, Rewire ran a piece titled:
The article goes on to describe how she decided to run for Medicare-For-All after watching her mother die of cancer, and how she couldn't afford the medicine to make her last days more comfortable.
Then it describes her primary opponent.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the arm of the party that works to elect members to the U.S. House of Representatives, has lined up behind her primary rival, Brad Ashford—a former Republican, state legislator, and U.S. congressperson—adding him to their high-profile “red to blue” campaign.
In other words, it's easy to really, really want Kara Eastman to win.
Well, guess what? She just won!
Her win would mark a significant victory for the single-payer push within the Democratic party: one of their prevailed over a well-known quasi-incumbent with Democratic voters and should still be able to contend in a competitive general election.
She still has to knock off the Republican, but at least the voters of Nebraska now have a choice.