Pete Hegseth: From war zone to Senate campaign

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 1, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Newly returned Afghan veteran announces run for Republican nomination against Klobuchar.

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luzhishenMar. 2, 12 6:54 AM

"These warriors — and the two pro-victory Iraq veterans already in Congress (Duncan Hunter and Mike Coffman) — constitute a formidable new Victory caucus in the House. All eight (or nine) Iraq and Afghanistan veterans — an infantry-squad-sized element of Republicans — speak with special authority on very important issues facing the next Congress, especially winning the war in Afghanistan, winning the peace in Iraq, preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and ensuring that the Pentagon has adequate resources to project American power and preserve American interests around the world." Sounds like a militarist/jingoist who would have us involved in endless wars. I assume he wants us to stay forever in Afghanistan, regrets us leaving Iraq, and wouldn't mind having a go at Iran...just what we need.

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polarcat33Mar. 2, 12 8:05 AM

Gonna lose bad mister soldier.

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hamlinetruthMar. 2, 12 8:14 AM

Is this the best the Republican Party can do?

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ronniereaganMar. 2, 12 8:53 AM

hamlinetruth- You ask "Is this the best the Republican Party can do?". I will gladly compare the life experiences, integrity, work ethic and intellect of Mr Hegseth versus Al Franken. Obviously this race isn't against Franken but for you to post such a comment - blind partisan. Disagree wioth Hegseth's positions all you want but why stoop to personal insults immedediately. Sad

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jackpinesavMar. 2, 12 9:15 AM

Severson will be the candidate of the extreme party leaders.

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dflpartyMar. 2, 1210:08 AM

The Democrats are understandably afraid of Mr. Hegseth because he is smart, articulate, and close to the taxpayers. The incumbent, meanwhile, is an elitist and a cog of the party machine which are two things many of us dislike. So the politics of personal destruction and distortion against Mr. Hegseth has already begun.

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mn_cameraMar. 2, 1211:25 AM

Not. Going. To. Happen.

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mtkamacMar. 2, 1212:28 PM

While he's mind-boggling short on experience, he has an abundance of arrogance.

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shushyn78Mar. 2, 1212:36 PM

A breath of fresh air to challenge business as usual incumbents. Short-term one or two terms is all that politicians should be serving anyway, especially in the Senate. Give it your best shot Mr. Hegseth.

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jeffkvb1Mar. 2, 12 1:28 PM

From what I've read about, seen in his PAC, and from what he's said, he is incredibly short on experience and leadership necessary to work in Congress. He may be a Captain, but that's not the kind of leadership he needs to work with the terribly entrenched partisanship that is in Congress. At least Klobuchar has been known to reach across the aisle now and again.

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