Bacon campaign creates website attacking Ashford

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - It’s not quite Halloween but the Don Bacon campaign wants you to buy a costume called “Flip Flop Ashford”.

It’s $39.99 plus tax.

The campaign also created a website attacking Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford’s so-called flip flopping.

“We wanted to highlight the fact that he has flip flopped on major issues,” said Republican challenger Don Bacon.

The website lists an array of  issues it says Ashford has flip flopped on such as whether to keep prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

“He voted against it 3-times and now he's voting for it,” said Bacon.

Or keeping Obamacare.

“Campaigned against it but now he's voted for it twice but now he has an advertisement out bashing Obamacare while they are bashing me for opposing Obamacare. I just think it's a major contradiction on his part,” said Bacon.

KMTV caught up with Congressman Ashford while he was in South Omaha talking to small business owners and asked him about these accusations.

“No, I’m not a flip-flopper.  I’m a legislator, and I have a record of solutions, and that is what I will continue to do,” said Ashford.

Ashford denies voting to get rid of Guantanamo Bay--and says he voted twice to fund the prison.

“I never did, I’ve always voted to fund Guantanamo.  I’ve never voted to shut down Guantanamo ever.  That's erroneous.  Wrong that didn't happen,” said Ashford.

Ashford says while he didn't originally support Obamacare, he said there hasn't been an alternative healthcare solution from Republicans.

“But they have never offered any kind of a way to fix it, there are a myriad of ways to fix it but if you just use it as a political football, a political weapon you're going to vote to repeal it, but that's not the hard work, the hard work is making insurance more affordable,” said Ashford.

Both of candidates are getting help from other congressmen--Ashford was campaigning with Representative Ben Lujan from New Mexico.

Bacon will campaign with Representative Tom Price; chairman of the budget committee on Thursday.

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