Democratic Party

Democrats Pushing Veterans To Run in 2014

Believe Republicans will have a harder time criticizing opponents who served in the military

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Democrats need to win in conservative parts of the country next year to capture the House and keep the Senate — and they're turning to a few good men (and women) to help.

The party has mounted a concerted push to recruit military veterans to run in next year's midterm, figuring it's a lot harder for Republicans to caricature people who've donned their country's uniform as Obama-loving liberals.