Congressman Don Bacon’s campaign announced today that he has raised over $270,000 for the second quarter of 2017, for a combined total of over half-a-million dollars raised this year.
This is the first time that a Second District Nebraska Congressman has raised over half-a-million dollars by the midpoint of a non-election year.
As a point of comparison, Brad Ashford raised under $355,000 at this same point two years ago, with only $155,000 raised during the second quarter.
In the mean time, the mini ad-war has already begun for the 2nd.
Oh, there are the pro-Bacon ads being run by the CLF, like these:
And then there are the negative ones, being run by MoveOn.org, like this:
That’s some pretty harsh stuff on Congressman Coffman…wait a minute.
Wait, no, Congressman Jason Lewis.
No, he doesn’t rep #NE02…
Oh, HERE it is.
No, that’s Darrell Issa.
Oh well. Point is, MoveOn.org doesn’t like a whole bunch of Congressmen who haven’t condemned most of the Trump family for their meetings.
(Wait til they find out that Brad Ashford was an early Jeb Bush supporter…)
Bacon also wrote an Op-Ed on the Fox New website published over the weekend.
He wrote, in part:
A defense bill to repair, restore and rebuild the world’s best military
When I joined the military in the 1980s, we flew double the number of flying training hours over our nearest competitors and had nearly twice the number of active-duty airmen. We had better tanks in the Army, better ships in the Navy, better planes in the Air Force, better technology in each Service, and were better in about every military capability. I have seen this American advantage slowly evaporate in every respect.
I was charged with preparing our forces to prevail over any adversary while commanding five different organizations, ranging from the squadron-level to base commands. Because of the massive budget reductions while in war, we are today trailing our peer adversaries in training, and our modernization programs and readiness stats are in the toilet. It is unconscionable to send our warriors to fight without every possible advantage.
This year’s National Defense Authority Act (NDAA) will begin to “right the ship” with a 10 percent topline increase. The NDAA directs the Department of Defense to reform their acquisition process to streamline bureaucracy and drive efficiency through competition. This bill highlights the repairs needed for better space and cyber capability to meet the equally expanding vulnerabilities in those areas. It restores a fully funded 2.4 percent military pay increase and grows the number of service members equally with our new global threats.
Read the entire piece here.
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