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bufffbison Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:59 PM
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Three Iraq Veterans Plan To Run Democratic For House In 2006
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 11:00 PM by bufffbison
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-07-27-dems-ira...

Democratic candidates tout Iraq war experience
By Bill Nichols, USA TODAY
BLUE ASH, Ohio Paul Hackett likes to say he's "not your standard Democrat."

But if Democrats could design a dream candidate to capitalize on national distress about the war in Iraq, he would look a lot like the tall, telegenic Marine Reserve major who finished a seven-month tour of Iraq in March.

Should Hackett, the Democratic nominee in a special election Aug. 2 in Ohio's 2nd District, win, he would be the first Iraq combat veteran elected to Congress. At least two other Iraq combat veterans both Democrats plan to run for House seats next year. All three are touting their Iraq experience and knocking the White House and Congress for not having a realistic sense of the war on the ground.

Iraq veterans, though not single-issue candidates, have instant credibility on one of the nation's most pressing issues, says David Ashe, a Democrat and Marine who served seven months in Iraq in 2003. He plans a run for a House seat in Virginia in 2006 after losing a similar bid last year. Other candidates may say they care about the war, Ashe says, but Iraq vets know about it.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:01 PM
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1. Good luck to them. I wish them success.
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:03 PM
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2. we knew they would be coming just like that fbi whistle blower...
she too is running as a democrat upnext those who lost loved one during 911.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:04 PM
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3. We'll see if red-staters put their vote where there mouth is
They've carried on and on how they honor these brave troops who fought in Iraq. Let's see if they do it when the troops are also democrat.
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