Bacon and Vargas to debate twice in October

By: - August 31, 2022 7:29 pm
Bacon-Vargas photo

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., at left, and State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha are running for the 2nd District seat in the Omaha-area. (Courtesy of Photos/House of Representatives and Unicameral Information Office)

Omaha — Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon will be facing State Sen. Tony Vargas, his Democratic opponent, in two debates this fall, Bacon’s campaign announced Wednesday. 

Bacon said in a tweet that he hopes to get a third debate scheduled. 

“I love debates and look forward to highlighting my accomplishments contrasted against my opponent’s far left record,” Bacon said. 

Vargas’ campaign also released a statement regarding the upcoming debates. 

“As a state senator, I joined my Republican colleagues to pass two of the biggest property tax cuts in Nebraska history and to remove taxes on Social Security income, to help put more money back in the pockets of our seniors,” Vargas said. 

The first debate is scheduled for Oct. 13 and will be hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Omaha Press Club over the lunch hour. 

The second debate will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and will be hosted and broadcasted by KETV. 

Vargas is challenging Bacon to represent the 2nd Congressional District. The general election is Nov. 8.

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Jazari Kual
Jazari Kual

Jazari Kual interned with the Nebraska Examiner while studying journalism and broadcasting media production at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before interning at the Examiner, he interned at Flatwater Free Press. He also owns and operates a video company. Jazari is bilingual, with fluency in English and Arabic.