Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bacon raised nearly $40,000 in the fourth quarter of 2015 in his campaign for Congress, pushing his total to nearly $260,000, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Bacon, a Republican running in Nebraska’s Omaha-based 2nd District, currently has $135,000 cash on hand.

Bacon said he’s proud that his campaign total pushed past the quarter-million-dollar mark. He added that most of his donors are new to political campaigns — indicating voters’ desire to see a fresh face in Washington.

“People are hungry for a candidate who can bring 29 years of proven leadership experience to Washington and has a background as a conservative outsider,” Bacon said in a press release.

Rep. Brad Ashford, the Democratic incumbent, reported raising more than $300,000 in the same period. Ashford has now raised a total of more than $1 million, with about $680,000 on hand.

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