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Veterans Group Pledges $45 Million to Back President Biden’s Reelection and Democratic Candidates”

A progressive political action committee, known for its advocacy of veterans’ issues and support for Democratic-leaning veterans in elections, has unveiled plans to allocate $45 million to bolster President Biden’s reelection campaign and support other Democratic candidates in upcoming elections.

VoteVets, the PAC in question, is making this significant financial commitment as it aims to influence the political landscape.

A $15 Million Focus on Presidential Battleground States

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VoteVets intends to allocate a substantial portion, $15 million, to focus on presidential battleground states with the aim of winning over veterans and active-duty military families.

This initiative will serve as a pivotal component of their overall strategy.

Key Races Identified as Priorities

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Apart from supporting President Biden, VoteVets has identified several key races where they intend to direct their resources.

These include the reelection bids of incumbent Democratic senators in Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Other Dems Being Backed

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Additionally, the group is actively backing Democratic Representatives Ruben Gallego (Ariz.) and Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), both of whom are running for Senate seats.

Furthermore, they are supporting Rep. Andy Kim (N.J.), who is challenging embattled Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

Former President Trump’s Influence

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Former President Donald Trump, who is considered a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, had substantial support among military members in previous elections.

However, his advantage saw a decline from the 2016 election to the 2020 cycle.

VoteVets Highlights Trump’s Controversial Remarks

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Jon Soltz, co-founder and chairman of VoteVets, emphasized that the political ads would draw attention to Donald Trump’s outspoken support for individuals involved in the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

Past Comments Critical of Military Officials

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They also plan to highlight his past comments critical of military officials and soldiers.

Soltz believes that Trump’s actions and remarks, including disrespecting Gold Star families and engaging in erratic behavior, have political implications.

Messaging through Ad Campaigns

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VoteVets unveiled a part of its campaign strategy by releasing a 60-second advertisement in Pennsylvania last month.

Trump Calls Vets Losers and Suckers

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This ad prominently features alleged remarks made by Trump, where he reportedly referred to veterans as “losers” and “suckers.”

The advertisement also includes responses from Gold Star families, aiming to underscore the perceived disrespect shown by Trump.

VoteVets’ History of Impactful Messaging

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In previous election cycles, VoteVets has demonstrated its ability to convey powerful messages that resonate beyond the military community.

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In the 2022 Senate race in Georgia, the group ran an advertisement accusing Republican candidate Herschel Walker, a former football star, of defrauding the government at the expense of veterans.

This campaign ultimately contributed to Walker’s defeat by Democratic Senator Raphael Warn

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