Reps. Crenshaw, Gallagher, Waltz urge more GOP veterans to run for Congress

Republicans cite Democratic successes in 2018 midterms, and seek to recruit more veteran GOP candidates

Three Republican congressmen who served in the military are relaunching a PAC to help recruit more GOP veterans like themselves to run for Congress.

Reps. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Michael Waltz of Florida announced Wednesday they are forming the War Veterans Fund PAC this cycle, which aims to recruit Republican veterans of U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to run in their home districts and assist them with funding.

Veterans are “natural leaders, problem solvers, and patriots,” Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, said Wednesday at a joint press conference for the PAC at the Republican National Convention.

“It is time for a new generation of leaders who have been tested in service to our country to lead the Republican Party,” Crawford said, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “Now more than ever we need qualified, respected leaders in Washington, D.C. to help lead our nation.”

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