Congressman Don Bacon is optimistic. He believes he's on his way to winning a second term. But he insists, he's taking nothing for granted.
"We went from President Obama to President Trump and the environment is different," he said. "You have more anger, vitriol. I really think that is an issue."
Now Bacon says he has heard it from constituents, that Washington is broken. The incumbent Republican believes he has been part of the solution .
"I think the first one is successes: The best economy in 50 years. The lowest unemployment in 49 years. When we came in we had an economic growth of 1.2 percent," Bacon said, "Now, its 4.2 percent. "
And as for what he expects from Tuesday's debate:
The retired Air Force brigadier general has a list of what he wants to work on if voters re-elect him, including health care and immigration.
WATCH: Rep. Don Bacon will debate challenger Kara Eastman live at 6 p.m. Tuesday on KMTV 3 News Now on TV, online, in our mobile and smart TV apps, and on Facebook Live .