Special Forces Soldier Enters Congress?

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Derrick Anderson, a combat veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret has received another important endorsement as he tries to flip one of the House’s most competitive seats in the upcoming election. On Thursday, former Army Ranger and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced that Anderson had his endorsement for the Virginia 7th Congressional District seat.

The seat is currently held by Democratic Representative Abigail Spanberger who is considered one of the key targets in the GOP’s attempt to maintain their House majority and potentially even strengthen it.

In a statement given to Fox News Cotton noted that Anderson would be a “strong conservative leader” if given the chance to represent his home state.

Last month, Anderson received endorsements from former Green Beret Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., former Navy SEAL Rep. Derrick Van Orden, R-Wis., and Army veteran Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla.

Following his most recent endorsement by Cotton, Anderson told Fox that he was “honored” and praised Cotton for being a “strong conservative fighter.”

Anderson served in the Army for 8 years until 2014 and during his time he was deployed six times on tours of duty acts in the Middle East. He announced his bid for the House seat in mid-September. He had originally run in 2022 but had lost the Republican primary to Yesli Vega.

Spanberger who ended up defeating Vega in the general election has announced that she would not be seeking a fourth term in office and that instead, she would be placing a bid in the gubernatorial election in her state.

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