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Vets win on Republican ticket

The election was a good one for military veterans running on the Republican ticket. Seven out of ten candidates that had backing from the conservative Vets for Freedom group won seats in either the House or the Senate, Politico reports.

The group’s executive director said there was “a pretty strong infusion of direct-from-the-battlefield war veterans into Congressional seats.”

And chances are that those veterans running as Democrats didn’t do so well. The Politico report said very few of the 27 vets supported by the left-leaning group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America won their respective races. Many of the those who lost were first-time candidates.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.