Rep. Bacon Announces 2024 Campaign

Rep. Bacon Announces 2024 Campaign
August 28th, 2023 | Office of Rep. Don Bacon

OMAHA – Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-02), joined by over 400 supporters and friends, announced on Saturday, August 26th, that he is running for re-election to the United States House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 2nd District. Rep. Bacon made his announcement as part of his annual volunteer BBQ at the Omaha Firefighters Union Hall. In addition to Rep. Bacon, featured speakers included former University of Nebraska football star and current civic leader Johnny Rodgers, Omaha Firefighters Union President Trevor Towey, former Governor Dave Heineman, Rep. Mike Flood, current Governor Jim Pillen, and Angie Bacon. 

“If we’re going to solve this $32 trillion deficit, defend our country from the threats of China and Russia, and address the spiking depression afflicting our nation’s youth, we’re going to have to have leadership that can sit down and work across the aisle to get things done,” said Rep. Bacon. “I am seeking re-election because I have a record of effectiveness and bringing people together around common sense solutions. I want to continue doing my part to solve the problems Americans face every day.”

For three years in a row, Rep. Bacon has been ranked the number one elected official in America for seeking common ground by the Common Ground Committee. In the 117th Congress, Rep. Bacon had the most bills signed into law of any Republican (11), second overall in the U.S. House last session. Bacon was also ranked the most effective Republican in the U.S. House according to the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University’s joint Center for Effective Lawmaking. Rep. Bacon’s office was also awarded the best constituent services in the U.S. House in 2021. 

“We have so many people all over the spectrum that are sowing hate and anger, demonizing the other side,” added Rep. Bacon. “It’s to the point where the fabric is starting to rip in our country. We have to be the leadership that says ‘we are going to solve problems, but we are going to do it with decency and respect.’ That is how we are going to get things done, and that is why I am running.”

Rep. Bacon highlighted inflation and the increased cost of living as the top issues demanding more effective leadership. 

“Inflation is the number one problem facing this nation,” said Rep. Bacon. “The middle class is hurting. We can solve this with good leadership: controlling our spending and having an energy policy that ensures American independence.” 

In their remarks, former Governor Dave Heineman, Rep. Mike Flood, and Governor Jim Pillen highlighted Bacon’s legislative accomplishments for Nebraska and spoke to the importance of keeping Nebraska’s only swing district, one that can make or break the majority in the U.S. House, in Republican hands. 

Bacon highlighted the presence of his 2022 primary opponent Steve Kuehl and his family. Kuehl has endorsed Bacon’s re-election bid for 2024. Bacon also noted John Ashford’s attendance, the son of Rep. Bacon’s 2016 general election opponent and late friend Brad Ashford. 

“We are going to go out and pursue a big victory,” said Rep. Bacon. “And we are going to do it with decency and reverence to our God and our country.”


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