Ann Ferlic Ashford considering a run for husband's old seat in 2nd Congressional District
Ann Ferlic Ashford is thinking about following in her husband’s congressional footsteps.
Ashford, 56, is mulling over a bid for the congressional seat once held by Brad Ashford. The Democrat was defeated last fall by Republican Don Bacon after serving a single term in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District.
Ashford said she has long wanted to run for Congress but would never have challenged her husband. However, she said, the door suddenly opened for her own congressional bid earlier this year when Brad Ashford decided he would not attempt a comeback bid against Bacon.
Ashford readily acknowledges that her possible political bid may strike some as unorthodox, but the Omaha attorney said she was confident she could prove to voters that it will be a serious bid by an “independent” woman.