Following up on his earlier criticism of Republican Rep. Don Bacon for voting for the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill, former President Donald Trump issued a statement Monday asking: “Anyone want to run for Congress against Don Bacon in Nebraska?”
Bacon will be seeking his fourth term in metropolitan Omaha’s 2nd District this year.
Bacon defeated one-term Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford in 2016 and he has since been reelected twice by narrow margins.
A month ago, Trump called for “a good and SMART America First Republican Patriot” to challenge Bacon in the GOP primary in May.
Bacon was on a list of Republicans targeted by Trump for voting for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Trump is also seeking GOP challengers for Republicans who voted to impeach him.
“Saving America starts by saving the GOP from RINOs, sellouts and known losers,” the former president said. RINO is an acronym for Republican In Name Only.
Bacon’s campaign fired back last month with a statement declaring that the congressman “has a strong record of delivering results for the people of Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.”
The closely divided district is regarded as a swing district; it handed an electoral vote to Democratic presidential candidates in 2008 and 2020.
Sen. Deb Fischer was among 19 Senate Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill.