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Op Ed #596 The 2022 Mid-Term Election of Endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 18, 2022 

In 2022, there were 17 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 16 states serving in Congress who had been elected to Congress from 2012 to 2021.  One endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, Cong Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1), announced he would run for Governor of New York; he won the Republican primary and became the Republican standard bearer. 


During 2021 and 2022, the backgrounds of 81 Combat Veterans from 28 states were reviewed for endorsements to be selected as Combat Veterans For Congress.  In 2022, 16 of the 81 Combat Veterans from 13 states were endorsed as Combat Veterans For Congress; 9 of those 16 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 9 states won their primary elections.  


In 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was re-elected.  Senator James D. Vance (R-OH- Senate) was newly elected.  Cong Ryan Zinke (R-MT-2) won the Republican primary and was elected in the newly apportioned seat in the Second Congressional District of Montana.  Senator Thomas Cotton (R-AR-Senate), one of the 16 remaining Combat Veterans For Congress, did not have to run for re-election in 2022.  Since Cong Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1) was running for Governor of New York, he did not run for re-election to Congress.  Fifteen endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress were re-elected in PA, OH, MS, FL, NE, WI, IN, TX, TN, MI, and CA.


According to the results of the election in New York where Communist Chinese Dominion Voting Machines were used to tabulate the results, Cong Lee M. Zeldin (R-NY-1) lost the election; he ran an excellent campaign for Governor of New York.  However, because Cong Zeldin ran such a highly effective statewide campaign, he was given credit for electing five first time Republican Congressional candidates; they defeated five Socialist Democrat Congressmen who represented five long time blue Congressional Districts.  


First Sgt Jarred Collins, USA (Ret) (Green Beret) (WW) was endorsed, to run for Congress in the 15th Congressional District of Florida.  During his campaign for Congress, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged First Sgt Collins to switch his campaign when he was running for Congress, to run instead for election to the Florida State Senate, in Florida State Senate District 14.  With the support of Gov DeSantis, First Sgt Collins was subsequently elected as a Florida State Senator.  


There were 42 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress who were elected over the last 13 years.  The 20 currently endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress are listed on the Endorsement page of the Web site


There were serious concerns about the validity of the 2022 election results for 3 of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress running in New Hampshire, New York, and Nevada.  We believe the issuance of paper ballots to all residents, whether they were registered to vote or not, ballot harvesting, and the use of Chinese Communist Dominion Voting Machines negatively affected the elections of BGen Don C. Bolduc, USA (Ret)(Green Beret) (R-NH-Senate), Cong Lee M. Zeldin, LTC-USAR (JAG) (R-NY-Governor), and Maj Samuel J. Peters, USAF (Ret) (R-NV-4).  


In order to have an honest and valid national election in 2024, Voter ID must be required, designating many more small voting poll locations will speed up voting and tabulating the vote, and the use paper ballots issued only to registered voters when they arrive at the polls to vote, should be the method employed to prevent Voter Fraud.  France had 36 million voters who filled out paper ballots at the polls, were required to show Voter ID, and the results of that national election was published on the night of the election.  In Florida, where 7 million voters were required to show Voter ID, and ballot harvesting was not permitted, the results of that election was tabulated and published on the night of the election.


The 147 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress continue to protect and defend the US Constitution, and strongly defend the Freedoms outlined in The Bill of Rights.  The photos and biographies of the 20 serving Combat Veterans For Congress are listed on the Endorsement page, and the photos and bios of the 127 Alumni Combat Veterans For Congress are listed on the Alumni page of the Combat Veterans For Congress Web site.  The Alumni includes 22 previously elected Combat Veterans For Congress, and 105 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress who were not elected to Congress, but 74 of them did win their primary elections. 


Over the last 13 years, endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress moved on to new assignments.  They were appointed Secretary of the Interior, Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, elected to state offices (as Governor, Lt Governor, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Senators, and State Representatives), and were elected to cites offices (as Mayor in Cutler Bay, FL, Mayor in Steilacoom, WA, and Selectman in Stonington, CT).  Other endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress served in corporate management positions, and/or were appointed to various US Corporate Boards of Directors.


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