The air campaign in the 4th Congressional District escalates, this time with a response similar to the Missouri Democratic Party’s:
Announcer: Why won’t Vicky Hartzler support our men and women in uniform?
[Vicky Hartzler, Support Our Troops?]
She voted against re-enlistment pay for the National Guard.
[Vicky Hartzler Voted Against Re-enlistment Pay For National Guard (SB 2008, 1997)]
Voted against making it easier for overseas troops to vote.
[Hartzler Voted Against Making Voting Easier For Troops (HB 1381, 1998)]
Hartzler even voted against funding to help bury fallen National Guardsmen.
[Hartzler Voted Against Funding For National Guard Funerals (SB 208, 1997)]
There’s a different record. Ike Skelton.
This year the VFW honored Ike with their Congressional Award…
[Ike Skelton, VFW Congressional Award 2010]
…and said, “Our military, veterans and families have no better friend in Congress.”
[VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr]
[Approved By Ike Skelton, Paid For By The Ike Skelton For Congress Committee.]
Congressman Ike Skelton (D): I’m Ike Skelton and I approved this message.
It’s sort of like watching someone clubbing a baby harp seal, don’t you think?