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GOP Reps. Recruiting Military Vets to Run for Congress

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw is one of  96 veterans serving in the House and Senate according to Roll Call. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:56 AM

Three Republican congressmen are relaunching a PAC aimed at getting more GOP military veterans to run for Congress, Roll Call is reporting.

Reps. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., who all were in the military, said the War Veterans Fund PAC will recruit Republican veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to run and assist in funding campaigns.

“We’ve seen the Democrats do a good job of recruiting young veterans to run in the midterms, to great political effect,” Gallagher is quoted in The Dallas Morning News. "We would be dumb not to do the same.”

Waltz said veterans often lack the resources to fund a campaign.

“Veterans tend to want to be ultra-prepared,” Crenshaw said. “They want to know everything they possibly can before running for Congress. That’s great ... but don’t undersell yourself. You can do this.”

Roll Call noted there are currently 96 veterans serving in the House and Senate – just 18% of the 116th Congress’ membership.

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Three Republican congressmen are relaunching a PAC aimed at getting more GOP military veterans to run for Congress, Roll Call is reporting.
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