Tony Vargas

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Last updated October 18th, 2022 at 5:55pm GMT.

         

Voters will learn Tony Vargas is a self-serving tax and spend liberal. Vargas was the main proponent to increase the state income tax and then turned around and attempted to give himself a taxpayer funded pay raise. Don Bacon is fighting to make America energy independent, to lower our cost of living, and to stop runaway spending.

 

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Swing voters are seeing in mailboxes that Tony Vargas is a self-serving tax and spend liberal. Vargas was the main proponent to increase the state income tax and then turned around and attempted to give himself a taxpayer funded pay raise. Don Bacon is fighting to make America energy independent, to lower our cost of living, and to stop runaway spending.

Tony Vargas’ B-Roll

Tony Vargas’ Photos

B-roll of Vargas nodding his head
SOURCE: (2022 Indigenous Peoples Summit, Omaha, NE, 8/25/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Pelosi:
VIDEO: Shortly after Nancy Pelosi addresses the crowd, Tony Vargas takes the stage and says “Thank you so much, Speaker.”
SOURCE: (Jan Schakowsky, Facebook LiveClipped beginning at 1:00:15, 5/20/22)

Inflation:
VIDEO: Vargas claims he wants to “make sure we’re reducing costs and getting spending under control.”
SOURCE: (Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District Debate, 10/13/22)

Vargas on the economy: “Inflation and rising costs are hitting everybody”
SOURCE: (Tony Vargas, Twitter, 9/6/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Vargas: “We need to really tackle inflation”
SOURCE: (KETV NewsWatch 7, Clipped, 8/27/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Pay Raise:
Coverage of Tony Vargas’ 2018 bill to double lawmaker pay
SOURCE: (KSNB, Aired: 4/9/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Public Safety:
Local coverage of the Omaha Police Officers’ Association criticizing Vargas’ “false, irresponsible, and dangerous” remarks
SOURCE: (KETV NewsWatch 7, “Omaha senator calls out law enforcement, OPOA responds,” YouTube, 6/2/20)(NRCC YouTube)

Videos

Vargas attending a Biden-Harris campaign stop in Omaha

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Vargas on Taxes

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Don Bacon B-Roll

Raised on a farm in the Midwest, Don worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science Degree in 1984. He also married his college sweetheart, Angie, in 1984. He later earned Master’s Degrees from University of Phoenix and National War College.

Don joined the Air Force in 1985 and served for 29.5 years, retiring as a Brigadier General. He served in the intelligence, electronic warfare, reconnaissance, and public affairs career fields and had 16 assignments all over the world. He commanded twice at the wing level, to include at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. He also commanded one group, one squadron, and one expeditionary squadron. He deployed four times during his career to the Middle East to include commanding an electronic warfare squadron during the invasion of Iraq and a year-long tour to Baghdad during the surge in 2007-2008.

He won multiple awards during his time in the Air Force including the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merits, and two Bronze Stars. He was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander (along with Angie as commander’s spouse) in 2009. He was a Distinguished Graduate in his Air and Command Staff College, Navigator School, and Intelligence School.

Don has also worked as a Congressional Military Advisor focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and Nebraska National Guard, and was an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University teaching Undergraduate Leadership courses and American Vision and Values (The Kirkpatrick Signature Series).

Don resides in Papillion with Angie, his wife of over 38 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.