NEBRASKA 02 (R -- BACON) | NE-2

Bacon Meets With Indivisible Nebraskans

Congressional Leadership Fund is already investing in Bacon’s reelection.

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Colin Diersing
March 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Rep. Don Ba­con (R) “sat down with sev­en mem­bers of In­di­vis­ible Neb­raskans on Sat­urday to dis­cuss health care le­gis­la­tion. The meet­ing came after the group went to his of­fice last week ask­ing for the chance to talk. … The In­di­vis­ible Neb­raskans rep­res­ent­at­ives urged Ba­con to vote against” the Amer­ic­an Health Care Act. “Ba­con called the meet­ing ‘cor­di­al’ and ‘can­did’ and said he will take back to Wash­ing­ton some of the group’s con­cerns, namely on eld­erly pop­u­la­tions de­pend­ent on Medi­caid.” (Omaha World-Her­ald)

OUT­SIDE GROUPS. Con­gres­sion­al Lead­er­ship Fund “is spend­ing $30,000 a month” on di­git­al ads for Ba­con’s reelec­tion. Ba­con dis­covered the ads when he “stole a look at Face­book on his iPhone” while “sit­ting in church.” CLF opened a field of­fice in Omaha last month. The of­fice has a staff of three, which “has re­cruited 50 high-school so­cial-stud­ies stu­dents who spend hours knock­ing on doors and mak­ing phone calls” in or­der to “find people who voted for Mr. Trump but typ­ic­ally skip midterm elec­tions.” A list of 112,000 likely Re­pub­lic­ans “will hear from a CLF vo­lun­teer on the phone or at their door at least once a month this year once a week be­gin­ning next spring and every day as Elec­tion Day 2018 draws near,” CLF said. (Wall Street Journ­al)

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