Thursday, September 15, 2016

Vote Vets ad backs Kander, questions Blunt's draft record

(From Vote Vets)

VoteVets PAC is launching a $400,000 broadcast and cable buy, today, featuring an Iraq War Veteran standing up for Democratic candidate for Senator, Jason Kander, while calling into question Roy Blunt's sketchy record on his own draft record, and record on veterans' issues.

The ad can be viewed, here:

The ad features John Hussey, an Iraq War veteran who served in the Navy. Hussey is from St. Louis.

"Jason Kander could have gone anywhere after law school," the Hussey says, in the ad. Then, on top of a clip of combat, he says, "He chose here…. Afghanistan."

He continues, "Now Roy Blunt is trying to smear his record. Well, Senator, let’s talk about your record… You lied to Missouri. You didn’t level with us about your draft history. You even voted against increasing veterans benefits for guys like me. So Senator Blunt, remember this… Jason Kander had our backs over there… Now…we’ve got his."

The initial ad buy is $400,000 broadcast and cable, in the Springfield market, but VoteVets says it is planning an expansion of the buy.

Founded in 2006, the mission of Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support's core mission and beliefs.

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