Vets for Freedom is the largest Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans organization in America. Tuesday, June 24, they announced their endorsement for the re-election of Senator John Cornyn. The organization points to Cornyn's consistent, strong support of America's Armed Forces. He is an active member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"As a proud United States Marine and a Texas veteran of Iraq, I am humbled to speak on behalf of over 25,000 members of Vets for Freedom, including 574 active Texas veteran leaders, in offering our strong endorsement of John Cornyn for the United States Senate," said Vets for Freedom Texas State Captain, Knox Nunnally. "Senator Cornyn understands that the fight we are currently undertaking in Iraq is essential ot our success n the global fight against Islamic extremism. He recognizes and acknowledges the success of our current military strategy implemented by General Petraeus, and has been a steadfast source of support of all the men and women who are winning the Global War on Terror. Our country needs more dedicated people like John in Washington." That from the official press announcement. More followed:
"As the brave men and women who wear our nation's uniform continue to achieve success in Iraq, Afghanistan and other battlefields of the Global War on Terror, it is crucial that we have serious leaders in Washington willing to do what's necessary to protect our homeland. In the Great State of Texas, there is only one man this Marine supports - John Cornyn. Senator Cornyn is a true American patriot, and I am proud to offer the support of Vets for Freedom.
What is Vets for Freedom? It is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to their web site, with the mission to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American military strategy.
This is a particularly strong endorsement for Senator Cornyn. His challenger on the Democrat side is an active reserve member of the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan with his unit while he served in the Texas state legislature.