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Election 2018: Don Bacon debate preview

Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 20:13:41-04

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: 

"As Nebraska's zero tworepresentative, I want to make sure I am setting the example," he said. "I will debate passionately, but I want to disagree, agreeably, and have a good conversation."

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