Dozens Of Veterans Are Running For Congress. But Does Military Service Prepare Them For Politics?

Most are political newcomers, challenging long-time incumbents.

By Carson Frame & Bobbie O'BrienAugust 31, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress, compared with about 75 percent in the 1960s. Some high-profile candidates are trying to reverse that trend.

Dozens of military veterans – many of them with recent service in Afghanistan and Iraq – are offering themselves as an antidote to Washington’s partisan rancor.

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