Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Veterans Vision & VFW-PAC have endorsed Sanford Bishop for re-election

That's what Tim Turner campaign manager for Sanford Bishop announced recently.

The press release from both Veterans groups states in part:

“This endorsement is based on your strong support for veterans, national security and defense, and military personnel issues,” said Salvatore Capirchio, director, VFW-PAC, in his letter to Rep. Bishop.

The VFW provides the 2.1 million members of the VFW, its auxiliaries and their families with an opportunity to collectively support candidates for federal office who support our nations’ veterans and America’s security. The VFW PAC is the only major Veterans Service Organization (VSO) PAC.

Bishop also has received an endorsement from Veterans’ Vision. The esteemed veterans publication is supporting him for his ongoing commitment to military veterans. They have commended him for his legislative accomplishments for veterans, especially, his strong support of crucial veterans’ health care measures.

“Congressman Bishop’s foresight and experience have meant so much for military families and veterans hit hardest in tough economic times across this country,” said Maj. Brian Hampton, President and Publisher of VETERANS’ VISION. The Congressman’s endorsement reflects his commitment to American veterans and his role as a leading voice in the fight to end veterans’ homelessness.”

The endorsements come on the heels of word that four U.S. Military generals, including former Drug Csar and NATO head Gen. Barry McCaffrey, joined in providing support to Bishop's re-election bid last week.

Bishop's challenger, Mike Keown, has received his own endorsement from those in the military, namely that of retired Air Force Colonel Gary Breedlove.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to the following website, the VFW PAC has been disbanded by the VFW Commander-in-Chief for making several questionable endorsements and refusing to rescind them. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/10/18/vfw-shuts-off-campaign-arm/ The VFW PAC has now been shut down and completely ceased any fundraising activities. This action essentially rescinds the VFW endorsement of Sanford Bishop.

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