Kline joins pro-Romney veterans group

WASHINGTON – 2nd District Republican Congressman John Kline is joining Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as part of a veterans and military families group, the Romney campaign announced Tuesday.

Kline, a retired Marine Corps officer with 25 years of service, joins a long list of Republican luminaries who are part of the Veterans and Military Families for Romney coalition. They include former President George H.W. Bush, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, as well as sitting Senator (and former GOP presidential nominee) John McCain.

Romney and other Republicans point to the higher-than-average unemployment rate for recently returned veterans and say President Obama’s economic policies have failed vets. While former military personnel often have a reputation for voting Republican, a Reuters poll from May suggests that veterans favored Obama over Romney by seven percentage points.

Kline isn’t the only prominent Minnesota Republican who’s stumping for Romney. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has become an active surrogate for the Romney campaign, 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann endorsed Romney in May and campaigned with him in Virginia while 3rd District U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen endorsed the former Massachusetts governor in January of this year.

  • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ JimS

    With nothing for the Vets!!

    No Revenues {nor private capital economic investments, free market capitalism} = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting, told to go shopping, added to the previous decades of under funding the VA, while the peoples reps Still try and lay blame on the Agency, after rubber stamping wars and costs of and those represented cheer on these wars!

    While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many have the chutz·pa to call themselves more patriotic{?} then others wrapped in those false flags, using false slogans and various cheap symbols of and then seek one day events or parades to wave all that patriotism, call it “Supporting the Troops”, then go home and either ignore or forget about those that actually sacrificed for the country!

    USN ’67-’71 All Shore GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71