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January 18, 2008

Iraq Veterans for Congress

Iraq Veterans for Congress

Their Mission:

"Whether Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, we all shared a common goal in Iraq: victory. As Republican candidates for Congress we share a vision for America’s future, her security, and that of future generations. We are unified in our commitment to relieve the Democrats of their command of Congress.

Voters want to restore leadership and honor back to Washington. Who better to accomplish that mission than our generation of warriors?

All veterans whose service to the United States brought them first to Iraq and now to a run for the House as pro-victory Republicans are welcome to become part of Iraq Veterans For Congress.

United we are capable of sending to Congress a squad-size element of Iraq vets to keep us on offense in the War on Terror and counter calls for defeat.

In short, unification of all Republican Iraq Veterans will be a powerful force multiplier. By joining forces we will generate crucial nationwide grassroots support while sharing ideas and strategies. "

Their letter:

"Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to announce the launch of Iraq Veterans for Congress. We are twelve pro-victory Republican Iraq War veterans running for Congress in districts across the country.

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, Democrats have cast veterans and active-duty military men and women as victims or villains. For John Kerry, veterans are the hapless pawns of the Bush administration, taken advantage of by the government. John Murtha haphazardly accuses Marines of being cold-blooded killers. Sunday, the front page of the New York Times featured a story that deceitfully suggests returning Iraq veterans are more likely than the general public to commit murder.

I am here to say that our veterans are heroes; that their sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan have made America a safer place; that America is proudly behind them. Standing with me are my eleven fellow Iraq veteran candidates. I hope you will join us.

Bringing this group together sends a powerful message to voters across America that as veterans, we are united in our effort to win back Congress, and we will not stand by as Democrats subvert America's security and the mission in Iraq. We owe it to ourselves and to those who have served in Iraq to pursue victory in Congress, just as we did in uniform.

I want to establish our group of Iraq veterans as leading the way for Republicans in 2008. We are running as a unified group,with a unified commitment to our country and to the voters.

Our goal is to raise 4,000 contributions of $25 for each Iraq Vet for Congress by the end of March. These contributions can have a powerful impact on who controls the House. You can visit for more details.

"Uniting all pro-victory Republicans to share ideas and strategies was a great initiative of Kieran Lalor and I am confident that it will have a very positive impact on the dialogue of this year's Congressional races," says U.S. Army veteran Lee Zeldin, who is running in New York's 1st Congressional District on Long Island.

"Military members know well that there is strength in numbers. Unifying all of the Republican Iraq veterans makes each candidate significantly stronger," says Ruth Summers, who is managing her husband Charlie's campaign in Maine while he is deployed to Iraq.

Paul Phillips, an Air Force B-1 bomber pilot running in Ohio, adds: "Who better to relieve the Democrats of their command than a group of Iraq vets?" We need your support. Please consider contributing to our efforts.

Best Regards,

Kieran Michael Lalor"

On the Web: Iraq Veterans For Congress:

The Republican Iraq veterans running for Congress include:
Kieran Michael Lalor (NY-19), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Wayne E. Harmon (IN-7), Allen West (FL-22), William Breazeale (NC-7), Chris Edenfield (GA-12), Eric Egland (CA-4), Duncan D. Hunter (CA-52), Paul Phillips (OH-18), Charlie Summers (ME-1), and William Russell (PA-22)

Wild Thing's comment.........

Good luck to Iraq Veterans for Congress! Great to hear the vets next war is with the enemy within. The name Duncan Hunter on the list is the son of Duncan Hunter that is running for President. He is United States Marine Corps Veteran.

I posted about this man, William T Russell, United States Army Veteran, I am honored to mention him again as well. He is the man running against John Murtha.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 18, 2008 12:40 AM


I am glad to hear about this group. We need them. I will send them a donation.

Posted by: TomR at January 18, 2008 08:40 AM

Thanks for sharing the info about this group. I can't directly vote for any of them but can make a donation. I tell the RNC when they keep calling that I won't waste my money on them but do support individual Republican candidates. What better group of candidates then these guys.

John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Defeatocrats in Congress should watch out. The real patriot warriors are coming to town.

Posted by: Les at January 18, 2008 07:21 PM

Tom, I agree, this is such good news. It means there is hope. Hope to get rid of the bad ones and replace them with non rino's would be awesome. And Veterans makes it even better.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 19, 2008 02:02 AM

Les, thank you. If we can get rid of the rino's and replace them with men like this wow.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 19, 2008 02:03 AM