Veteran Dems Set Sights On Contentious House Seats

Former military members say they feel a duty to serve in politics.

By Carson FrameFebruary 27, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Early voting is underway for Texas’ March 6 primaries, and the ballot is full of new political hopefuls — including some who tout their military experience.

Gina Ortiz Jones, a San Antonio native and former Air Force intelligence officer, will challenge Republican Rep. Will Hurd in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. After three years with the Air Force, she transitioned to a different kind of public service, working for the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency.

Joseph Kopser is the Austin tech entrepreneur behind the transportation app RideScout. He seeks to replace U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith in TX 21. He’s a former Army cavalryman and West Point instructor.

They’re part of a cohort of around 20 democratic veterans trying to shift control of the House.

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