Omaha, NE.—The Joe Ricketts’ racial mess is hitting the Omaha Race for Congress.
Democratic candidate Kara Eastman calling on Republican Congressman Don Bacon to return Ricketts’ four figure contribution.
According to the Eastman campaign, Bacon has received 27 hundred dollars from Ricketts, the father of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
Eastman has released this statement: “I was sickened beyond words by the racist statements released yesterday in national and local media by Joe Ricketts as it relates to our nation’s Muslim residents and other groups….I call upon Representative Bacon to join Nebraskans in repudiating Joe Ricketts by disavowing these statements and returning his tainted cash.”
A spokesperson for Bacon tells News Channel Nebraska that Joe Ricketts has apologized and they are not going to dignify this “obvious attempt at race baiting.”
Eastman lost to Bacon by just two points last November.