2020 Candidates

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Senator Tom Cotton, AR

Tom Cotton currently represents Arkansas in the United States Senate. He is a 6th generation Arkansan who was born and raised on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County. He graduated from Dardanelle High School before going to Harvard and Harvard Law School. The tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, occurred during Tom’s final year of law school, and he began to reconsider his future plans. After a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals and a short time in private law practice, Tom joined the United States Army as an Infantry Officer where he spent nearly 5 years on active duty.

For more information on Tom Cotton and his race, please visit his website: https://www.tomcotton.com/


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Senator Joni Ernst, IA

Joni Ernst is a mother, a soldier, and a leader. From day one, she has taken on Washington and delivered on her pledge to “make ‘em squeal”. As the first woman elected to federal office in Iowa, the first combat veteran, and now one of the first Republican women to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Joni is an independent voice for Iowa, who works across the aisle to challenge and change the out-of-touch ways of Washington.

For more information on Join Ernst and her race, please visit his website: https://joniernst.com/



Senator Martha McSally, AZ

Martha was elected in 2014, after retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel in the United States Air Force. During her 26-year military career, she deployed six times to the Middle East and Afghanistan, flying 325 combat hours and earning a Bronze Star and six air medals.

For more information on Martha McSally and her race, please visit his website: https://mcsallyforsenate.com/


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Senator Dan Sullivan, AK

Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator. Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service. He is currently an infantry officer and Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past 25 years, Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves and is the only member of the U.S. Senate still serving in the military. Senator Sullivan holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a joint Law and Masters of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

For more information on Dan Sullivan and his race, please visit his website: https://dansullivanforalaska.com/



John James, MI-Senate

John James is a husband, father, combat veteran and businessman. He is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-business conservative who has demonstrated energetic leadership, clarity of vision and a passion for service from the battlefield to the boardroom. John’s lived the American Dream and wants to protect that Dream for future generations.

For more information on John James and his race, please visit his website: https://johnjamesforsenate.com/


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Wesley Hunt, TX-7

Hunt graduated from West Point and spent eight years in the Army as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter pilot. Wesley’s service included one combat deployment to Iraq and two deployments to Saudi Arabia where he served as a Diplomatic Liaison Officer. While in Saudi Arabia, Wesley served as a liaison officer representing the U.S. Government in missions involving the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Corps.

For more information on Wesley Hunt and his race, please visit his website: https://wesleyfortexas.com/


Young Kim, CA-39

As an immigrant to the United States Young Kim has a unique perspective on the American Dream, one that has led her to devote almost her entire adult life to community service. Kim’s career began as a small business owner and financial analyst. However, representing our area was always a calling that she would one day pursue. Her public service began more than 25 years ago, when Kim began to work for U.S. Representative Ed Royce, eventually becoming his Director of Community Operations. Continuing to expand her public service, Kim was elected to the 65th District of the California State Assembly in 2014.

For more information on Young Kim and her race, please visit his website: https://www.youngkimforcongress.com/


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August Pfluger, TX-11

Lieutenant Colonel August Pfluger has dedicated his life to defending the United States from those who would do us harm – from his days as an elite F-22 Raptor fighter pilot flying combat missions against ISIS, to his service on the National Security Council as an advisor to President Donald Trump. Upon graduating with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Pfluger went on to serve his country in uniform for nearly two decades – commanding hundreds of combat airmen and serving in the Pentagon and NATO Command. Today, Lieutenant Colonel Pfluger is a decorated combat veteran with over 300 hours of direct action against radical jihadists in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

For more information on August Pfluger and his race, please visit his website: https://www.augustpfluger.com/


Maria Elvira Salazar, FL-27

Maria Elvira Salazar is a political outsider who is ready to roll-up her sleeves and fight on behalf of South Florida families in Congress. A renowned and respected political affairs journalist of over 35 years, Maria Elvira brings a unique understanding and fresh perspective to key issues, government policies, and how they impact our community. She is driven by her passion to serve others and is ready to lead on healthcare, mass transit solutions, job creation, education and forging a better and brighter future for our state and our country.

For more information on Maria Salazar and her race, please visit her website: https://mariaelvira.com


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Richard McCormick, GA-13

With over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, Rich served in combat zones in Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. As a Marine, he flew helicopters and taught at Georgia Tech and Morehouse College as the Marine Officer Instructor. In the Navy, Rich earned the rank of Commander and served as the Department Head for the Emergency Medicine Department in Afghanistan.

For more information on Richard McCormick and his race, please visit his website: https://https://www.richmccormick.us


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Mike Garcia, CA-25

First-generation American citizen, Mike Garcia is a highly decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.

For more information on Mike Garcia and his race, please visit his website: https://www.electmikegarcia.com


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Darrell Issa, CA-50

Darrell Issa is the former Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee. Congressman Issa served as the top government watchdog in Congress. Prior to his election to Congress, Issa was a technology industry leader and CEO. He enlisted in the Army during his senior year in high school and attended college on an ROTC scholarship. In the Army, Issa served as a bomb disposal technician, tank platoon commander, and a computer R&D specialist. He attained the rank of Captain.

For more information on Darrell Issa and his race, please visit his website: https://www.darrellissa.com


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Ronny Jackson, TX-13

Dr. Ronny Jackson is a physician and a retired Navy rear admiral. He was appointed Physician to the President in 2006, serving George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. President Trump nominated Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on Ronny Jackson and his race, please visit his website: https://ronnyjacksonfortexas13.com

 


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Scott Taylor, VA-2

Scott Taylor is a former Navy SEAL who served as the United States Representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. He was previously a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 85th district. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Navy SEAL Scout Sniper and was injured in combat.

For more information on Scott Taylor and his race, please visit his website: https://www.scotttaylor2020.com

 



Brian Babin, TX-36

Dr. Babin served as an airborne artilleryman in the Texas Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve and held various jobs to put himself through school, including merchant seaman, janitor, musician, disc jockey and U.S. Post Office letter carrier. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Babin was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and stationed overseas at Ramstein, Germany.

For more information on Brian Babin and his race, please visit his website: http://www.babinforcongress.com/


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Don Bacon, NE-2

Don served in the Air Force for nearly 30 years, eventually retiring as a Brigadier General.  He served in intelligence, electronic warfare, reconnaissance and public affairs. He deployed four times during his career to the Middle East to include commanding an electronic warfare squadron during the invasion of Iraq and a year-long tour to Baghdad during the surge in 2007-2008. He won multiple awards during his time in the Air Force including the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merits, and two Bronze Stars. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University.

For more information on Don Bacon and his race, please visit his website: https://donjbacon.com/


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Warren Davidson, OH-8 

Warren Davidson enlisted in the Army, later earning an appointment to West Point. Warren distinguished himself by finishing in the top ten percent of his class. On active duty, Warren’s reputation as an Army officer was stellar, earning him positions in distinguished units: The Old Guard, The 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division. As an Army Ranger, Warren is proud to have served with our nation’s most elite soldiers. In 2000, Warren returned to his Ohio roots to help his father transform the family manufacturing business. As part of that reshaping, Warren started another business and earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with honors. Warren champions conservative Republican values with integrity, a thoughtful, well-developed intellect, and a sincere Christian faith.

For more information on Warren Davidson and his race, please visit his website: https://www.davidsonforcongress.com


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Dr. Neal Dunn, FL-2

Neal attended Washington & Lee University where he was honored as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He then attended George Washington University Medical School and completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Following over ten years of service in the United States Army, Dr. Neal Dunn started his own Urology practice in Panama City.

For more information on Dr. Neal Dunn and his race, please visit his website: https://www.nealdunn.com/


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Mike Gallagher, WI-8

A Marine Corps veteran, Mike Gallagher served seven years on active duty as a Human Intelligence/Counterintelligence Officer and Regional Affairs Officer for the Middle East and North Africa. Earning the rank of Captain, he deployed twice to Iraq as a commander of intelligence teams. He also served as the lead Republican staffer for the Middle East, North Africa, and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He currently works in the private sector as the Senior Global Market Strategist at an energy and supply chain management company.

For more information on Mike Gallagher and his race, please visit his website: http://www.mikeforwisconsin.com


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Clay Higgins, LA-3

Clay Higgins is an Army veteran and served six years with the Military Police Corps. After his military service, Higgins served as the police captain and public information officer for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. Captain Higgins has become one of the nation’s most influential cops. He is best know for recording a series of vides encouraging criminals to turn themselves in. His hard-hitting tough-on-crime videos earned him the nickname “The Cajun John Wayne.” He speaks regularly to law enforcement agencies across America on. He is currently running in a runoff election to be held on December 10, 2016 for Louisiana’s open 3rd Congressional District seat.

For more information on Clay Higgins and his race, please visit his website: captainhiggins.com


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Barry Loudermilk, GA-11  

Barry Loudermilk served in the United States Air Force from 1984 until 1992 during the 1986 Philippine Crisis, the 1986 Air Raid on Libya, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He received numerous awards and decorations for his exemplary service, including two Force Commendation Medals, one Air Force Achievement Medal, and the United States National Defense Service Medal.

Barry was first elected in 2004, as a state representative to Georgia’s 14th State House District and in 2010 was elected to serve in the Georgia State Senate.

He continues to serve his country and state as an active officer in the Civil Air Patrol, where he has attained the rank of Lt. Colonel, and is a volunteer search and rescue pilot with the Rome squadron.

To support Barry Loudermilk, visit loudermilkforcongress.com.


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Brian Mast, FL-18

Brian Mast served in the United States Army for 12 years, where he served under Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as a bomb disposal expert. During his service, he received the Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Following retirement from the Army, Mast continued his work in counter terrorism and national defense as an Explosive Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

For more information on Brian Mast and his race, please visit his website: http://www.mastforcongress.com


Brad Wenstrup, OH-2
In 1998, seeing signs of freedom being threatened, Wenstrup accepted an officer’s commission with the U.S. Army Reserve, serving in the Medical Service Corps. In 2005, he deployed for a year of active duty in Iraq where he served as a Combat Surgeon and the Chief of Surgery with the 344th Combat Support Hospital. For his service and actions in Iraq, Wenstrup was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. Wenstrup continues his service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel and serves at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information on Brad Wenstrup and her race, please visit his website: https://usabrad.com/


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Lee Zeldin, NY-1 

Lee Zeldin spent four years on active duty with the U.S. Army serving as a military intelligence officer, federal prosecutor, and military magistrate. In 2006, Lee deployed to Iraq with the elite 82nd Airborne Division. Lee currently serves in the Army Reserves, where the rank of Major. In 2014, Lee was elected to the United States Congress, ousting a twelve-year incumbent in one of the nation’s most competitive House races. The only Jewish Republican in Congress, Lee co-chairs the House Republican Israel Caucus, and serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Additionally, he sits on seven subcommittees also serving as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation.

For more information on Lee Zeldin and his race, please visit his website: http://www.zeldinforcongress.com/


Greg Steube, FL-17

Upon completing law school, Greg decided to enlist in the U.S. Army after the September 11th attacks. In the Army, Greg spent one year as a commissioned Airborne Infantry Officer, and three years in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, serving as a Captain with the 25th Infantry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Greg’s service continued with his election to the State House in 2010, and the State Senate in 2016.

For more information on Greg Steube and his race, please visit his website: https://www.electgregsteube.com/

 


Denver Riggleman, VA-5

Between 1992 and 1996, Denver served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. After serving as a multi-int intelligence officer for the USAF, Denver was posted to the National Security Agency in 2003.

For more information on Denver Riggleman and his race, please visit his website: http://denverforcongress.com/

 



Jim Baird, IN-4

Jim is a lifelong resident of the Fourth U.S. Congressional District, a Vietnam Veteran, a farmer, and small business owner for more than three decades. Mr. Baird, US Army (ret.) is the recipient of the Bronze Star with V device, Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

For more information on Jim Baird and his race, please visit his website: http://www.electjimbaird.com/

 



Greg Pence, IN-6

Greg joined the Marine Corps at a young age in 1979 in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Today, Greg feels that same calling to serve his country and the people in the Sixth District. Having served as an officer in the Marines, Greg understands the Sixth District needs a leader who will serve its constituents rather than serve special interests.

For more information on Greg Pence and his race, please visit his website: https://gregpenceforcongress.com/


Steve Watkins, KS-2

Steve attended West Point because of his belief in American exceptionalism. In the Army, he achieved the rank of Captain, and is a qualified Airborne Ranger. He volunteered to extend his military obligation to deploy to Afghanistan. Steve served in the violent Khost province and conducted combat patrols on the border of Afghanistan-Pakistan. After the military, Steve spent about ten years serving his country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout Central Asia as an independent contractor.

For more information on Steve Watkins and his race, please visit his website: https://steveforkansas.com/


Mark Green, TN-7

First elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, Dr. Mark Green is a physician, businessman, veteran, and family man running for Congress in Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District. Last year, Mark was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the U.S. Secretary of the Army, before withdrawing due to obstruction from Senate Democrats and attacks on his Christian faith.

For more information on Mark Green and his race, please visit his website: https://www.markgreen4tn.com/



Dan Crenshaw, TX-2

Dan graduated from Tufts University in 2006, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. He immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.

For more information on Dan Crenshaw and his race, please visit his website: https://crenshawforcongress.com/


Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14

A retired Air Force officer, Steve started his own small business, Integron LLC, building on his expertise as a leader in the defense industry at Lockheed Martin, GTE, and General Dynamics. Steve and his wife, Terry, have lived in Nashua for 28 years, where they have raised three children. Aside from representing his Nashua neighbors in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Steve is an active community leader in his church, the local business community, and youth athletics.

For more information on Guy Reschenthaler and his race, please visit his website: https://www.guyforpa.com/



Michael Waltz, FL-6

Florida native, a combat-decorated Green Beret, a former Fox News Contributor, and a small business owner. Waltz served his country his entire life, attending the Virginia Military Institute and serving for 21 years in the U.S. Army to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

For more information on Michael Waltz and his race, please visit his website:

https://michaelwaltz.com/


Scott Perry, PA-10
Perry began his 38-year military service when he enlisted in 1980. He’s commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels; notably, then-Lieutenant Colonel Perry commanded the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, which deployed to Iraq from 2009-2010, during which he also flew 44 combat missions. In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel, became Commander of the Fort Indiantown Gap National Training Site, and was selected to attend the coveted United States Army War College, from which he earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. Perry was privileged to be selected for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General in 2014, and served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 28th Infantry Division, the Army’s oldest, actively serving Division. He presently serves in the position of Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Forces Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard.

For more information on Scott Perry and his race, please visit his website: https://patriotsforperry.com/


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Rep. Mike Bost, IL-12

Mike Bost served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years as an electronic specialist and radar repairman. Following his time in the Marine Corps, Mike Bost served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department before eventually taking office as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He currently serves in U.S. Congress representing Illinois’s 12th congressional district.

For more information on Mike Bost and his race, please visit his website: http://bostforcongress.com/