• 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.

  • Statement on DCCC’s Latest Attack Ad On Women’s Healthcare

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Today, congressional candidate General Don Bacon released the following statement on the DCCC’s latest attack ad that completely lies about his position on women’s healthcare: 

    “Nancy Pelosi and Brad Ashford’s latest attack ad is as desperate as it is disgusting,” says General Don Bacon. “The importance of preventative care is an issue that my family and I care deeply about.  I lost my sister Beth to breast cancer when she was just 39 years old. Not only was she a wonderful sister, but she also introduced Angie and I, and was the maid of honor at our wedding.  Her loss was the most heart breaking event in my family’s life, and ten years later I still mourn her passing.  Earlier screenings and care could have saved her life and I want to prevent the tragedy that struck our family from happening to others.”  

  • Don Bacon For Congress Statement on Brad Ashford’s Latest Ad

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released the following statement on Brad Ashford’s latest TV spot complaining about attack ads:

    “It’s pretty hypocritical for Brad Ashford to look Nebraskans in the eye and decry attack ads when Nancy Pelosi and her cronies have spent at least $2 million dollars spreading lies about General Don Bacon on his behalf,” says Camille Gallo, spokesperson for the Don Bacon campaign. “If Brad Ashford has such a problem with this, he should tell Nancy Pelosi and her pals to remove their disgraceful ads designed to frighten senior citizens by lying about Don Bacon’s stance on social security and Medicare.”

  • Statement on FBI Reopening Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails

    Today, the Don Bacon for Congress campaign released the following statement on the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails:

    “The FBI’s decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server raises serious questions about whether she is really fit to hold the highest office in the country,” says Don Bacon for Congress spokesperson, Camille Gallo. “Since Brad Ashford has been a loyal supporter and a proud leadership team member of her presidential campaign, 2nd District families deserve to know if he still stands behind this scandal-ridden candidate, who has treated our national security with total disregard. Luckily, in 11 days Nebraskans will be able to vote for General Don Bacon who will be an independent leader in Congress and always put the best interests of 2nd District families first.”