VoteVets.org

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VoteVets.org is a Veterans advocacy group. Its PAC states that it seeks to elect Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to public office – "regardless of party". However from 2006 - 2010 the organization has donated $15,100 to the Republican Party and $228,700 to the Democratic Party.

Personnel

Board of Advisors

As at September 3, 2010, the following served on the Board of Advisors for the organization:[2]

Senior Advisors

The role of senior advisor is explained on the VoteVets.org website:[1]

"Senior Advisors are VoteVets.org’s front-line leaders. They are integral to the organization in the fact that they are not only active volunteers, but they’ve also been trained by VoteVets.org in the art American politics. Whether it’s political strategy, media strategy, or lobbying, these Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have successfully transitioned from military leadership to political leadership."

Of the Senior Advisors, 6 are stated to have been involved in advocacy on behalf of the Democratic Party, while one is stated to have been involved in advocacy on behalf of the Republican Party.

As at September 3, 2010, the following served as Senior Advisors for the organization:[1]

Political Action Committee

The stated mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is:[3]

"To elect Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to public office; hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century servicemembers; and fully support our men and women in uniform.

The Committee was founded in January 2006 by Iraq veterans, Jon Soltz and Jeremy Broussard. "Since its inception, VoteVets.org PAC has endorsed eight candidates for office – both Democratic and Republican."

Action Fund

The stated mission of the Action Fund is as follows:[4]

"VoteVets.org Action Fund is a pro-military organization founded by Veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the voice of the 21st century patriot. Our mission is to ensure that today’s soldiers have the necessary resources to successfully complete their missions abroad and the support they deserve when they come home.We are committed to winning the war on terror and preserving the strength of our military."

VetVoice

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VetVoice is a project of VoteVets.org.

Candidates Supported

VoteVets.org has supported the following candidates from 2006 - 2010:[5]

Recipient Party Amount Year House/Senate
Rep. Andrew James Duck Democrat $7,100 2006 House
Rep. Tammy Duckworth Democrat $4,200 2006 House
Rep. David T. Harris Democrat $2,100 2006 House
Rep. Andrew J. Horne Democrat $2,100 2006 House
Rep. Patrick J. Murphy Democrat $7,100 2006 House
Rep. Samuel D. Schultz Democrat $2,100 2006 House
Rep. Joseph A. Sestak, Jr. Democrat $7,100 2006 House
Rep. Harold Wilford Bidlack Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. John A. Boccieri Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. Charles D. Brown Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. William John Cahir Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Chris Carney Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. Adam Cote Democrat $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Doug Denneny Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Jay Fawcett Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest Republican $3,000 2008 House
Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. Republican $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Mike Lumpkin Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Ashwin Madia Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. Eric Massa Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. Walt Minnick Democrat $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Jill Morgenthaler Democrat $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Patrick J. Murphy Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. John P. Murtha Democrat $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Gary Peters Democrat $7,500 2008 House
Jonathan Powers Democrat $10,260 2008 House
Rep. Steve Sarvi Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Joseph A. Sestak Jr. Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Rep. Timothy J. Walz Democrat $10,000 2008 House
Sen. Paul Hackett Democrat $5,000 2008 Senate
Sen. Chuck Hagel Democrat $5,000 2008 Senate
Sen. Andrew Horne Democrat $5,000 2008 Senate
Sen. James Francis Martin Democrat $10,000 2008 Senate
Sen. Rick Noriega Democrat $10,000 2008 Senate
Wesley Clark Democrat $5,000 2008 Presidential
Sen. Joseph Sestak Democrat $10,000 2008 Senate
Rep. John A. Boccieri Democrat $7,500 2008 House
Rep. Chris Carney Democrat $7,000 2008 House
Rep. Jan H. Donatelli Democrat $1,000 2008 House
Rep. Eric Massa Democrat $4,000 2008 House
Rep. Walt Minnick Democrat $4,000 2008 House
Rep. Patrick J. Murphy Democrat $4,000 2008 House
Rep. Gary Peters Democrat $5,000 2008 House
Rep. Tommy Sowers Democrat $2,000 2008 House
Rep. Manan Trivedi Democrat $2,000 2008 House
Rep. Timothy J. Walz Democrat $2,000 2008 House
Rep. Anthony Woods Democrat $2,000 2008 House
Bryan Lentz[6] Democrat Unknown 2010 House

State Candidates

The organization has supported the following candidates for State and Local offices:[7]

Candidates

Elected Officials

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 VoteVets.org: Senior Advisors (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  2. VoteVets.org: Board of Advisors (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  3. VoteVets.org: PAC (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  4. VoteVets.org: Action Fund (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  5. OpenSecrets website: VoteVets.org (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  6. VoteVets.org: Our Candidates (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)
  7. VoteVets.org: Emerging Leaders - State and Local Elected Officials and Candidates (accessed on Sept. 3, 2010)