Congressional Candidates Battle for the Middle Ground in Nebraska Debate

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2022
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Republican Congressman Don Bacon sought to defend his Nebraska seat in a debate with challenger Tony Vargas on Oct. 13 in Omaha. He is pictured here outside the Capitol in Washington on May 19, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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In a debate on Oct. 13 to represent Nebraska’s Omaha area in Congress, Don Bacon and Tony Vargas each vied to portray himself as the more proven bipartisan candidate.

It’s a close race. Of the two most recent polls listed on the website FiveThirtyEight, one favored the Democrat Vargas, and the other favored the Republican Bacon, each by a single point.

Politico analyst Steve Shepard listed the race as “leans Republican” in April but changed it to “Toss-up” this month because “GOP Rep. Don Bacon is facing a stronger opponent in Tony Vargas than...

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