Vargas Announces Initial Funding of $ 400,000 for House Campaign | Regional government
Omaha’s Senator Tony Vargas has raised more than $ 400,000 in funding for his 2022 bid for the congressional seat of Metropolitan Omaha’s 2nd District in the third quarter of 2021, his campaign reported on Wednesday.
This is a number that his campaign says is the largest amount ever raised by a candidate for the first time for this House seat in the first three months of his campaign.
“Proving Senator Vargas’ strong support among Nebraskans, nearly 80 percent of his donors are from Nebraska,” the campaign said.
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“And 97% of donations come from individuals.”
Vargas, who is serving his second term as a non-partisan member of the legislature, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the House seat now held by three-term Republican representative Don Bacon, who will run for re-election next year.
The 2nd District seat was Nebraska’s only competitive House race, and the contest will be held next year in a district where the boundaries were redrawn by the redistribution approved by the legislature last month.
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Vargas, a Latino, represents a strongly Latino legislative district centered in southern Omaha.
“The generosity of our supporters sends a message that Nebraska is ready for a new responsive leadership and a voice in Congress that works for all of us,” said Vargas.