CD2 candidate Kara Eastman and NDP Chair Jane Kleeb on Wednesday responded to news reports that Rep. Don Bacon illegally used taxpayers money to pay for campaign activity.
The Intercept reports that Bacon used his congressional expense account to pay his campaign strategist, a move that may raise ethics concerns over the use of taxpayer funds.
Bacon’s congressional office made two payments this year using government funds totaling $52,518 to “Double Bogey Strategies,” a limited liability company registered in Alexandria, Virginia, and owned by David Watts, the campaign strategist advising Bacon’s reelection effort.
Said Eastaman: “This kind of corruption is exactly what Nebraska voters are tired of, which is why we need campaign finance reform, and why ineffective representatives like Don Bacon need to be voted out.It’s time for law and order in Congress.”
Said Kleeb: “Don Bacon represents the worst of the Washington Swamp. Kara Eastman will clean house when she is elected, which is why all Nebraska voters are choosing the Biden – Harris – Eastman ticket.”