Sen. Harry Reid has begun the effort to woo Nevada veterans in 2010. See the e-mail below.
I don’t presume to speak for other veterans, but Sen. Harry Reid may have "lost" a good many ex-military men and women voters when in April 2007 he proclaimed the Iraq war "lost" while our soldiers were still on the battlefield. As it turned out, the "surge" worked. Even President Obama admitted during the campaign that the surge worked beyond our "wildest dreams".
Reid’s the-war-is-lost statement may have been the dumbest of his career to date and the battle for the votes of Nevada veterans in 2010 may turn on that one miscue.
As our brave men and women fight in two wars, new veterans are coming home day after day. It’s more important than ever that we honor the sacrifice our veterans make on our behalf by delivering the benefits our veterans have earned.
To do that, I’m working to see that all disabled vets receive full disability and retirement benefits. We passed the 21st Century G.I. Bill to expand education and employment opportunities for hundreds of thousands of veterans. And we increased our commitment to veterans’ health care, including funding a new state-of-the-art veterans hospital in Clark County.
These things are all a good start, but there’s still a lot of work to do.
I want to continue my work in the Senate on veteran’s issues, but I can’t do it without your help. Today, I’m proud to announce the launch of Veterans for Harry Reid.
If you’re a veteran and standing with me in my campaign, go to HarryReid.com and join, take a survey about issues and our campaign’s direction, or read about specific bills. If you’re on Facebook, we’ve got a group there as well where you can connect with us and meet other veterans who are on our team. Click here to join us on Facebook.
To my dedicated grassroots team, thank you all so much for your support. And to the vets among you, thank you for your service, you make us all incredibly proud. I’d be honored to have you standing with me.
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