Walz gets national VFW endorsement

Democratic Congressman Tim Walz, who represents much of southern Minnesota, has been endorsed by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars in his re-election bid. He’s being challenged in the 1st District by Republican Randy Demmer.

Walz, who has served more than 20 years in the National Guard, is the highest-ranking enlisted soldier to serve in Congress.

The Mankato Free Press says he’s helped pass a host of legislation, including an act that establishes a “fast track” claims process for disabled vets and the GI Bill of 2008 that expanded education benefits for veterans.

In the story, Tom McLaughlin of Mankato, legislative chairman for the VFW’s Second District said about the endorsement: “This is not an easy thing to get. You really have to represent the veterans strongly.”

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 09/22/2010 - 04:39 pm.

    “This is not an easy thing to get.”

    That’s true. You have to be a big-government liberal veteran, which are pretty rare. Especially today.

  2. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 09/23/2010 - 06:40 pm.

    Dennis–
    What do you have against people who actually do things for other people?
    That’s what civilization is about.

  3. Submitted by Mohammed Ali Bin Shah on 09/24/2010 - 11:38 am.

    Paul,

    Try doing things with your own money, not mine. That is what civilization is all about. Taking my money to do things for other people to buy their votes is called tyranny.

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