Don Bacon now has the backing of two members of the Omaha City Council.

Aimee Melton endorsed Bacon's bid for Congress on Wednesday, calling the retired brigadier general a "principled public servant" whose past experience as a base commander at Offutt Air Force Base makes him "well prepared" to represent the Omaha-based 2nd District.

Omaha City Councilman Franklin Thompson also endorsed Bacon.

Bacon and former Douglas County Board Member Chip Maxwell are seeking the Republican congressional nomination.

One of the two is expected to face Rep. Brad Ashford , D-Neb, in the fall election.

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