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Jason Kander (D) [2016 file photo]

Jason Kander (D) [2016 file photo]

A veteran’s PAC is making a big media buy in Missouri in support of Jason Kander’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

John Hussey, Iraq Veteran, St. Louis, MO.: Jason Kander could have gone anywhere after law school. [Jason Kander] He chose here, Afghanistan.

[Roy Blunt Attack Ads] Now, Roy Blunt is trying to smear his record. Well, Senator, let’s talk about your record. You lied to Missouri.

[Fox News: Questions Raised Over Blunt’s Vietnam-era Deferments 2/11/16] You didn’t level with us about your draft history.

You even voted against increasing veterans benefits for guys like me. [Voted Against Increasing Veterans Benefits Vote 46 2/27/14]

Senator Blunt, remember this. Jason Kander had our backs over there. Now we’ve got his.

[Paid for by VoteVets, VoteVets.org, Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. VoteVets is responsible for the content of this advertising]

[Roy Blunt 20 Years Is Long Enough]

VoteVets is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The Press Release from the VoteVets PAC:

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VOTEVETS PAC LAUNCHES $400,000 TV AD BUY FOR JASON KANDER
Ad features Iraq War Veteran Standing Up for Kander, Against Roy Blunt’s Attacks

 
SPRINGFIELD  – VoteVets PAC is launching a $400,000 broadcast and cable buy, today, featuring an Iraq War Veteran standing up for Democratic candidate for Senator, Jason Kander, while calling into question Roy Blunt’s sketchy record on his own draft record, and record on veterans’ issues.
 
[….]

The initial ad buy is $400,000 broadcast and cable, in the Springfield market, but VoteVets says it is planning an expansion of the buy.
 
Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org’s core mission and beliefs.
 

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