• Don Bacon Releases New Ad Titled “Everybody Loves Bacon – Pt. 2”

    Friday, November 4, 2016 – Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released its ninth TV spot for the general election cycle, Everybody Loves Bacon pt.2.

    The ad highlights General Don Bacon’s military leadership and his commitment to conservative principles. As a political outsider, Bacon will advocate for fiscal responsibility and fight to protect Social Security and Medicare for Nebraska’s seniors. Unlike Brad Ashford, General Don Bacon will fight for Nebraskans, not Nancy Pelosi’s Washington-knows-best, liberal agenda.

    “Nebraskans deserve a representative like Don Bacon that will fight for them and their values—not the liberal agenda of Nancy Pelosi, Brad Ashford and Hillary Clinton,” said Bacon Campaign spokesman Elliott Bottorf. “It is long past time for 2nd District families to have a strong, conservative leader in Congress, and not a follower with his finger in the wind.”

  • Don Bacon Campaign Condemns New DCCC Attack Ad

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Today, the DCCC is up on the air with another attack ad that completely distorts General Don Bacon’s position on Social Security and Medicare.  

    The truth is Don Bacon does not support altering or reducing Social Security for those in or near retirement. Don believes we should consider the possibility of adjusting current long-term policies to ensure the viability of Social Security for future generations. Adjustments need to be made or the program will go bankrupt. Unlike Brad Ashford, Don Bacon will be a leader and work to find a solution to this problem. 

    But it’s a FACT that Brad Ashford once called for a 20% cut in Social Security and Medicare, and it’s also a FACT Ashford proposed turning Medicaid into voucher system. This attack ends with questioning if Don Bacon can be trusted, but if you look at Brad Ashford’s record he’s the only untrustworthy candidate on the ballot. 

    “The DCCC is once again on the airwaves telling lies about Don Bacon’s position on social security,” says Don Bacon for Congress spokesperson, Camille Gallo.  “The truth is Don Bacon does not support altering the Social Security for those in or near retirement. Once upon a time, Brad Ashford called for a 20% cut in entitlements and proposed turning Medicaid into a voucher system, but the Democrats would rather pretend like that didn’t happen. If you look at Brad Ashford’s real record he’s the only candidate that can’t be trusted to protect 2nd District seniors.”

    Sources: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_dat=news%2F12DEB112F76E0870&rft_id=info%3Asid%2Finfoweb.newsbank.com&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0F62809980F52CCF

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  • Don Bacon Releases New Ad Titled “Joyce”

    Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released its sixth TV spot of the general election cycle. The ad is a testimonial from Joyce Stepanek, grandmother of Navy SEAL Caleb Nelson who was killed in Afghanistan.  

    “I’m grateful to Joyce for her friendship and wise counsel.  Our nation owes a debt that can never be paid to families like hers,” said retired Brigadier General Don Bacon.  “Joyce’s grandson, Caleb Nelson, is a true American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to fulfill the promises that our country was founded upon.  As leaders, we have a moral obligation to maintain those promises made to our citizens.  Obligations by our government, such as maintaining the solvency of Social Security, are not open to renegotiation.  Too many brave men and women have paid for those promises with their lives.  As your next Congressman, you can count on me to always do what is right and fight for our citizens, regardless of political gain.

  • Don Bacon Releases New Ad Titled “372 Miles”

    Monday, October 17, 2016 – Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released its fifth TV ad of the general election cycle.

    The ad highlights Brad Ashford’s shocking debate meltdown where he admitted he did not know that Bellevue was on the ISIS “kill list.” Whether it is a direct threat or the possibility of an ISIS-inspired lone wolf attack, Nebraska leaders need to take all threats seriously. Unlike Brad Ashford, retired Brigadier General Don Bacon has the knowledge and experience necessary to keep Nebraskans safe. 

    “How can Nebraskans expect Brad Ashford to keep them safe when he didn’t even know ISIS was targeting his own backyard?” says Camille Gallo, spokesperson for Don Bacon for Congress.  “Nebraskans deserve a leader like Don Bacon, who recognizes the threats facing this country, not someone like Brad Ashford, who is oblivious to them.”

  • Don Bacon Releases Fourth TV Ad

    Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Today, congressional candidate General Don Bacon released his fourth TV spot for the general election.

    The ad highlights General Bacon’s plan to shake up Washington, which will protect social security, balance the budget, create jobs, and protect Nebraskans.  Don Bacon is a political outsider and a proven leader who will fix the problems caused by career politicians.

    “Career politicians, like Brad Ashford, have run amok in Washington and it’s time for a real leader like General Don Bacon to fix that,” says Don Bacon for Congress Spokesperson Camille Gallo. “Don has a plan to shake up Washington that includes fighting ISIS, creating jobs, and protecting social security. General Bacon will provide the leadership needed at a time when the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

  • Bacon Campaign Debuts New TV Ad Featuring Angie Bacon

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Today, Republican nominee for Congress, retired Brigadier General Don Bacon, released his second TV spot for the general election featuring his wife, Angie Bacon.

    The ad highlights Don’s willingness to continue to serve the country following 29 years in uniform defending America.  Don Bacon is a leader who will “shake up Washington,” focusing on a balanced budget, while bringing to Congress the experience and integrity of a service member.

    “There’s nobody that knows me better than my better half of 32 years, my beautiful wife Angie,” said Don Bacon.  “Words can’t express my level of excitement for Angie’s appearance in our latest TV advertisement.  She’s a straight shooter and sets the record straight!”

  • Bacon Launches Television Ad About Reforming Washington

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – Today, Republican nominee for Congress, retired Brigadier General Don Bacon, released his first TV spot for the general election, titled “Honor Code.”

    The ad focuses on the principles instilled within Don Bacon after serving 29 years in the United States Air Force, and how he will bring this code of ethics and service to Washington.

    General Bacon emphasizes how the keystone philosophies of the U.S. military as dictated by their “honor code” should be applied to public servants as well. This includes term limits as well as sealing the revolving door between public service and private sector lobbying.

    “Don Bacon will bring to Washington, the core principles and code of ethics that are often missing within the political establishment,” said campaign manager Mark Dreiling. “His meritorious career in the service of our country is one rooted in a deep respect for this nation and unlike the current incumbent, Brad Ashford, who has floated between parties in addition to working as a private lobbyist, Gen. Bacon will upturn the status quo by fighting against the failed policies of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, policies Mr. Ashford has unabashedly supported.”

    Honor Code
    The Air Force has an Honor Code
    We will not lie, cheat or steal
    Nor tolerate anyone who does
    It’s time we apply those same standards to Congress
    I’m General Don Bacon
    And to shake up Washington,
    We need a new code of conduct
    Term Limits, because public service shouldn’t be a career
    Ban members from becoming lobbyists
    And no special privileges for elected officials
    Because true honor lies,
    In serving others,
    And not oneself
    I am Don Bacon and I approve this message.