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Rep. Bacon, Eastman square off for 2nd time

Posted: 5:30 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 04:22:54Z

Less than three weeks until the mid-term election, and the candidates are making the rounds.  The KMTV debate for U.S. Congress between Republican Rep. Don Bacon and Democratic Challenger Kara Eastman on Tuesday night covered nearly twenty issues, and Thursday a second clash.

The debate was presented by the League of Women Voters at the Omaha Press Club.

Topics included health care, the state of the economy, immigration, The Me Too Movement, and tariffs among others.

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Congressman Bacon many times talked about fact-checking Eastman's statements from the previous debate.  Both say these help voters get to know them on a more personal level and hold them accountable.

"I even think the areas where I was critiqued on were a fraction of a percentage off I tried my best on there, but hers was gross inaccuracies and that's giving her too much mercy on the statements," Rep. Bacon explained.

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"We have clear differences so I think it's just good to spell those out for people so that they can make an informed decision.  I think the more clarity we have and the more we are able to be ourselves and really lay out solutions and not let the other person define us I think that's great," Eastman described.

Both Eastman and Rep. Bacon will likely next meet at the Southwest Omaha Neighborhood Association Forum on Monday.  There will be one more debate on October 28 before the November election.