Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District candidates are building up their base of supporters as the 2018 campaign season continues to heat up.

Republican Rep. Don Bacon announced this week that he had nabbed the endorsements of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and all 10 mayors in the district, which is based in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

The chamber usually endorses Republicans, though in 2016, it supported Bacon’s opponent, then-Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford.

“Don Bacon earned this endorsement with his stance on policy issues that are already creating jobs and lifting wages right here in Nebraska,” Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley said this week.

Of the 10 mayors endorsing Bacon, nine are fellow Republicans.

Democrat Kara Eastman received the support of the Nebraska State Education Association.

“It is more important than ever that we stand up for our public school system, as this administration continues to defund public education while expanding the reach of charter schools and for-profit institutions,” Eastman said in a statement.

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