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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Veterans PAC: Support the Troops, Send them to Congress!

A new political action committee to put veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in Congress has picked seven candidates to endorse.

"These candidates truly are the A-Team," Jon Soltz, the executive director of the PAC and an Iraq war veteran, said Wednesday. "Every single one of them are in a position to win their races if given the proper support, which we promise to deliver to them."

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate, is heading the advisory board of the group, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America PAC.

All seven of the candidates the group is backing are Democrats, but Soltz said the group isn't ruling out supporting a Republican in the future.

The PAC is endorsing Tammy Duckworth in her bid for an open seat in Illinois. The other candidates are all challengers.

They are Andrew Horne, in Kentucky; Andrew Duck, in Maryland; Tim Dunn, in North Carolina; David Harris, in Texas; and Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy, in two separate Pennsylvania races.