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Iraq war vets running as Democrats

Across the country, veterans of the Iraq war are running for seats in Congress as Dems. From the Vermont Guardian:

DENVER — More than 30 Iraq and Persian Gulf War veterans have entered congressional races across the country as Democrats, hoping to capitalize on their military experience to topple the incumbent Republican majority, the Denver Post reports.

At least 11 of the candidates served in the military after Sept. 11, 2001, including Major L. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Hyde, R-IL. Duckworth, who lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade blew up in the helicopter she was piloting, calls the Iraq war "a mistake," according to United Press International.

The Majority Report and the Daily Kos are profiling several Fighting Dems as we move closer to the November elections.


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