U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has been named to a list of most vulnerable House Republican incumbents, a signal that Nebraska’s 2nd District will once again be a political battleground.
The special Republican effort, called the “Patriot Program,” asks party donors to direct funds to incumbent campaigns. The congressmen also get additional staff and support for more extensive advertising campaigns from the National Republican Congressional Committee, the GOP’s House campaign arm. Bacon is one of 10 people named to the list.
Of the others on the list, four are from Texas. Josh Blank, the manager of polling at the nonpartisan Texas Politics Project, said Republicans are playing defense in suburban districts that are seeing a big influx of younger, more diverse voters who can’t afford to live in increasingly popular and expensive city centers.
“It’s that type of growth that is making Democrats more competitive in the suburbs,” Blank said.
Imagine that. Republicans having trouble winning because people who can’t afford stuff are moving into their districts because the more Democratic hipsters have driven them out of downtowns with gentrification.
Maybe we should call it the Buttigieg Effect.
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