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Vets Begin to Eye Congress

DRB

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Oct 24, 2002
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Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to challenge congressional incumbents on both sides of the political aisle in 2006, but which party will benefit remains to be seen.

While dispelling speculation that Democrats are actively recruiting war veterans to feed into the public's growing concern over President Bush's strategy in Iraq, party operatives say they are sure that such candidates could pose a formidable challenge to Republicans next year.
In the end it will probably balance between the two parties but it does bring an interesting point of view into the elections.
 

DRB

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Oct 24, 2002
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Given their experience in Iraq, the six Democrats in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia say they are eminently qualified to pose the tough questions. Their reservations mirror public opinion, with an increasing number of Americans expressing concern about the mission and favoring a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Another Iraq war veteran, Texas Republican Van Taylor (search), is also running for a House seat, but he backs President Bush.

In 1974, public outrage over the Watergate scandal and Republican President Richard M. Nixon's administration swept a class of reform-minded Democrats into office. It's too soon to measure the impact of the war on the 2006 elections, but the handful of veterans pursuing seats in the House is an early indicator.

The Democratic veterans walk a fine line as they reach out to voters who may question Bush's handling of the conflict. The task is to challenge the administration while still being seen as patriotic.
Plans are solidifying.