Bacon admits Infrastructure vote was a political calculation to boost his chance at re-election

It’s no secret Don Bacon has a tough road to re-election. Running in a swing district that President Biden won with over 52 percent of the vote, Bacon is facing an uphill climb just to hold on to the GOP nomination.

And it seems that he has finally seen the writing on the wall.

In an interview this week, Bacon admitted his infrastructure vote was “based on an electability calculation,” openly saying that “You vote one way, maybe it hurts in the primary. You vote the other way… in my district, it’d hurt me in the general.”


Said DCCC Spokesperson Johanna Warshaw:

“Don Bacon has spent so much time in Washington he’s even talking like a calculated political insider now. While Nebraska families are focused on getting back to work and getting our economy running at full speed again, Don Bacon is focused on one thing: his own political prospects.”

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