Some good news for Republican Tim Bee’s congressional campaign against Democrat Gabrielle Giffords in Congressional District 8: Bee picked up the endorsement of Vets for Freedom, a political action committee representing Iraq war veterans.
Earlier this month, Giffords announced the formation of Veterans for Giffords and aired a TV ad touting her support for veterans.
Here’s the release from Vets for Freedom:
(Washington DC) As the largest Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans organization in America, Vets for Freedom is proud to announce its support of Tim Bee for the 8th Congressional District in Arizona. Senator Bee is and always has been a strong supporter of America’s Armed Forces. As President of the Arizona State Senate, Tim has proven time and time again his unwavering dedication to protecting our nation, defending those who risk their lives for our freedom, and supporting all who have ever worn the uniform.
“As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am honored to speak on behalf of over 27,000 members of Vets for Freedom in offering our strong endorsement of Tim Bee for the United States Congress,” said Vets for Freedom Executive Director Joel Arends. “Senator Bee understands that the fight we are currently undertaking in Iraq is essential to our success in 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 Tim in Washington.”
Vets for Freedomis a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our mission is 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. For more information, please visit http://www.vetsforfreedom.org.