“Best Coast made its Lincoln debut Thursday night, playing the Bourbon Theatre as the headliner of the first day of Lincoln Calling.
Singer Bethany Cosentino, however, has spent a lot of time in Omaha, where her mother and father grew up — enough that she endorsed a candidate for the Nebraska Legislature from the stage.
That candidate is Megan Hunt, who Cosentino met via her clothing company. She’s running in District 20, the seat now held by Sen. Burke Haar, who is term limited.
“We really need progressive, forward thinking people to help us move this country forward,” she said before talking about the need for compassion and introducing the song “Jealousy.”
I’ve never before heard a national artist endorse a state candidate.”