Combat veterans of recent wars running for Congress

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 6, 2012

This election, 42 Congressional candidates who served in combat zones during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars received a major party nomination, the most since 2002.

Here’s who they are and where they’re running:

  • Jonathan Paton, Arizona 1st District
  • Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd District
  • Tim Griffin, Arkansas 2nd District
  • Thomas Cotton, Arkansas 4th District
  • Otto Lee, California 22nd District
  • Duncan Hunter, California 50th District
  • Nick Popaditch, California 53 District
  • Brandon Shaffer, Colorado 4th District
  • Mike Coffman, Colorado 6th District
  • Ron DeSantis, Florida 6th District
  • Evelio Otero Jr., Florida 14th District
  • Allen West, Florida 18th District
  • Charles Djou, Hawaii 1st District
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii 2nd District
  • Tammy Duckworth, Illinois 8th District
  • Adam Kinzinger, Illinois 16th District
  • Brendan Mullen, Indiana 2nd District
  • Scott Reske, Indiana 5th District
  • Charlie Summers, Maine Senate
  • Scott Brown, Massachusetts Senate
  • Tim Walz, Minnesota 1st District
  • Chris Fields, Minnesota 5th District
  • Kerry Bentivolio, Minnesota 11th District
  • Chris Edwards, Nevada 1st District
  • Joe Heck, Nevada 3rd District
  • Stephen Labate, New York 3rd District
  • Steve Wilkins, North Carolina 2nd District
  • Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate
  • Brad Wenstrup, Ohio 2nd District
  • Steve Stivers, Ohio 15th District
  • Jim Bridenstine, Oklahoma 1st District
  • John Olson, Oklahoma 1st District
  • Robert Allen Mansfield, Pennsylvania 2nd District
  • Scott Perry, Pennsylvania 4th District
  • Manan Trivedi, Pennsylvania 6th District
  • Aryanna Strader, Pennsylvania 16th District
  • Lindsay Graham, South Carolina Senate
  • Credo Amouzouvik, Tennessee 7th District
  • Shirley McKellar, Texas 1st District
  • Adam Cook, Virginia 1st District
  • Patrick Murray, Virginia 8th District
  • Bill Driscoll, Washington 6th District


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