NE: Democrats again fall short in a closely watched election

Source: Washington Post

"Democrats again fell just short in a closely-watched election as Heath Mello lost the Omaha mayoral race on Tuesday after a fierce debate within the national party over his anti-abortion views. His loss was a setback for supporters who argued that the Democratic National Committee and abortion rights groups were wrong to attack the anti-abortion former state senator. It was also another near miss for Democrats fighting in typically Republican territory since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. Democrats lost a special election for a House seat in Kansas and narrowly missed an outright win in a special election in Georgia. … Republican Jean Stothert, a 63-year-old former nurse and city council member elected in 2013, was elected to a second term." (05/10/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/omaha-mayor-election-a-symbol-for-democrats/2017/05/09/e06f249e-3515-11e7-ab03-aa29f656f13e_story.html