KEYC-TV's Erick Lind reports in Congressman Tim Walz Issues New Ad With Vets Support:
Congressman Tim Walz is touting his record on veterans issues with the release of a new ad in his re-election campaign.
Titled "When They Come Home", the ad features local veteran activist Mike McLaughlin, who talks about his experience in the wars overseas, and the work Representative Walz has done for veterans back home. Walz says it will continue to be a focus of his in the House.
Rep. Tim Walz says " I'm proud to say although it's still high too high, veterans unemployment numbers are improving and that's good news for us and good news for the country." . . .
Here's the news clip:
MFP political reporter Mark Fischenich focuses on Mike McLaughlin, the Marine at the center of Iraq War vet gets unusual look at himself in Walz political ad:
McLaughlin, though, was willing to be the public face of Walz's often-honored work on behalf of veterans and veterans programs because he said he was genuinely impressed by the congressman's work.
He and some fellow veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first met Walz when they were frustrated with flaws in the way the GI Bill worked for returning soldiers going to college. They heard Walz was hosting a forum for veterans, and they went -- not particularly confident that much would be accomplished.
"I was pleasantly surprised," McLaughlin said of the feedback and responses he heard that day and also the follow-up in the weeks that followed. . . .
Read Fischenich's article at the Free Press. Here's the ad:
Photo: Congressman Tim Walz.