The USA Today has a story up about the increase in Iraq Veterans running for Congress.
Veteran candidates "are going to have to prove they can speak on a wide variety of issues including the economy," he said. "They're going to have to run a real campaign, raise a whole lot of money and make the case why the incumbent should be fired."
At least 10 Democratic and 20 Republican Iraq veterans are running for the House, and none for the Senate.
Key races include several open seats:
•Minneapolis suburbs: Democrat Ashwin Madia, a Marine, will take on GOP state Rep. Erik Paulsen, a former aide to retiring Rep. Jim Ramstad. Madia, a lawyer, worked with Iraqi officials to develop the country's justice system.
It's great to see Ashwin getting some great press!