With city council’s balance of power at stake, Stothert dives into one key council race

Expected to win re-election next week, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is diving into one of the city’s seven city council races.

The race in northwest Omaha, a traditional GOP stronghold, finds the political balance of power in the city on the line.

It also indicates a changing political landscape in Omaha.

In addition a second Republican stronghold, District 5 in Southwest Omaha, is far from a done GOP deal.

Opening up the once unheard of possibility that Democrats could come out of Election Day with a 6-1 council advantage.