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GOP Rep. Bacon Wins Reelection in Tight Nebraska Race

By Dan M. Berger


Incumbent Republican Rep. Don Bacon has secured reelection, beating Democratic challenger Tony Vargas in a tight race for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.

The Associated Press called the race for Bacon, who won 51.9 percent of the vote to Vargas’s 48.1 percent with 97 percent of the votes reported as of 2:42 a.m. ET on Nov. 9.

It shaped up as a close race. Of the two most recent polls listed on the politics website FiveThirtyEight, one favored Vargas, and one favored Bacon, each by a single point and within the margin of error.



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