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BY: Nic Rowan
Republican Reps. helped launch the War Veterans Fund PAC on Wednesday, part of a push to elect more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2020. Speaking at the Republican National Convention headquarters, Dan Crenshaw (Texas), Mike Gallagher (Wis.), and Michael Waltz (Fla.) urged Republicans veterans wishing to continue their service to consider a run for Congress.
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"We need more veterans in Congress," Waltz said. "We have gone from record highs in the 1980s, when about 80 percent were veterans in the House of Representatives and the Senate to the lowest numbers today in our nations history, with about 15 to 18 percent. We are looking to change that."
Waltz said the ethos of veterans is one of service and commitment to country, which in Congress, can help reach across partisan lines.
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"On the ship, on the plane, and in the foxhole, it's not about race, religion, economic background. It's about a vision and accomplishing that vision for your country," he said.
In addition to bankrolling veteran runs, the War Veterans Fund will help veterans raise their electoral profile through a Republican-supported framework, Waltz said. Crenshaw reiterated Waltz's call to action, adding that for...
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