• Bacon on General Mattis Secretary of Defense Nomination: “One of the Best”

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 – (Omaha, NE) The following is a statement by Congressman-Elect Don Bacon regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate General James Mattis. General Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who last served as the 11th commander of United States Central Command from August 11, 2010 to March 22, 2013.

    “I applaud the President of the United States’ selection of General Mattis to be our next Secretary of Defense.  I have watched General Mattis successfully lead our forces in the Middle East in various capacities and I have the utmost respect for him.  He’s not only a brilliant warrior, but he is an incredible intellectual who has the ability to inspire our military servicemen and women to achieve greatness.  He’s one of the very best military leaders our country has produced,” said Congressman-elect Bacon.

  • Response To Ashford’s Demands On Denouncing Attacks On Gold Star Families

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – This afternoon, the Ashford Campaign demanded Don Bacon denounce attacks on Gold Star families.  Don Bacon issued the following statement in response:

    “I have been to 10 homes to inform families of the loss of their loved ones. I have seen the pain, suffering, and cost firsthand.  There are few who can truly understand the sacrifice of Gold Star families, for they have given more than most to protect this country.  For this, we owe them our heartfelt gratitude and the unconditional support of the nation.

    Mr. Trump’s comments were inappropriate and unacceptable.

    Mrs. Clinton has habitually lied for sixteen months regarding her classified emails and did so again last Sunday.  She lacks integrity and Ashford should step down as her Nebraska Presidential Campaign Co-Chair.

    Both presidential candidates, as well as Brad Ashford, should focus on critical issues such as our national security and the massive debt crisis and less on personal attacks on each other and their supporters.  In my nearly 30 years in the Air Force it was important to make one’s point in a civil way, and focus on the key issues at hand.”

  • Bacon Leads Ashford In Latest Poll

    Monday, May 16th, 2016 – On Tuesday, May 10th, retired Brigadier General Don Bacon decisively won the Republican primary with 66% of the vote.   With 29 years of military leadership experience and a background as a political outsider, General Bacon is a candidate with tremendous appeal to an electorate that is concerned about terrorism and fed up with politics-as-usual from Washington.

    General Bacon’s resounding win is even more impressive considering that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) spent over $430,000 in an attempt to weaken his candidacy.  Nebraska voters saw through those attacks and responded to a candidate who is clearly ready to lead in the fight against terrorism, balancing the budget, protecting Offutt, and reducing taxes.

    The DCCC attacks seem to have done little to hurt General Bacon in a general election environment.  On May 11th and 12th, Don Bacon for Congress commissioned an automated survey of 1007 likely general election voters in NE-02.    The results show General Bacon leading:

    Don Bacon (R)                        44.15%
    Brad Ashford (D)                    42.38%
    Steven Laird (L)                      5.09%
    Undecided                                8.38%

    Also in the poll, the Presidential race shows Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in NE-02:

    Donald Trump (R)                  43.70%
    Hillary Clinton (D)                 35.85%
    Undecided                               20.45%

    The environment in NE-02 shows that Don Bacon has a tremendous opportunity to defeat Brad Ashford in November and the incumbent’s allies are clearly concerned about his vulnerability.  On Friday, May 13th, the DCCC reserved $1.5 Million in adverting for the fall.   This move shows that the DCCC views Brad Ashford as the most vulnerable Democrat incumbent in the country and they are clearly worried about General Bacon’s candidacy.   Moreover, Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity in NE-02 will further hurt Ashford, as he proudly endorsed her Presidential bid.

    The poll results demonstrate that Nebraska 2nd Congressional District will be one of the most competitive U.S House races in the country.  The Bacon campaign, fueled by a strong candidate and an incredible network of grassroots leaders, looks forward to challenge ahead.

    (Survey Details:  On May 11 and 12th, Don Bacon for Congress commissioned Aaron Trost, Don Bacon’s general consultant and a polling specialist with the political consulting firm The Singularis Group, LLC.   The poll was an automated survey of 1007 likely General Election voters with a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of +/- 3.08%)