Vargas makes it official, he’s running for Congress

State Senator Tony Vargas, of Omaha, has made it official, he's running for Congress.

News Channel Nebraska reported earlier that Vargas, a Democrat, was likely to get in the race, looking to unseat Republican Don Bacon.

Vargas was re-elected to the Legislature last November and is a former member of the Omaha School Board.

The south Omaha lawmaker, who represents hundreds of meat packers is fresh off a legislative session that found him pushing for safer, anti-COVID, meatpacking plants.

In the end the bill didn’t pass but more than likely helped Vargas among Democrats in his district.

Another Democrat, former Senate hopeful Alisha Shelton, announced her campaign for Congress earlier this month.

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