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DEC 2018

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150 G.I. JOBS | DECEMBER 2018 | GIJOBS.COM DAN CRENSHAW, THE FORMER NAVY SEAL who appeared on the October cover of G.I. Jobs magazine representing a coalition of post-9/11 veterans running for Congress in 2018, earned a seat in the House of Representatives on Nov. 6. He'll represent Texas' 2nd District. Crenshaw, 34, made national headlines the weekend before the mid-term elections when Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson dissed the eye patch Crenshaw wears. The Houston native lost an eye in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. The weekend after the election, Crenshaw appeared in person on Saturday Night Live with Davidson, poking fun at Davidson in return. The appearance ended on a serious note. "There's a lot of lessons to learn here, not just that the left and right can agree on some things, but also this: Americans can forgive one another," Crenshaw said. "We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other." Crenshaw was among dozens of congressional candidates endorsed by With Honor, a Political Action Committee (PAC) launched by post-9/11 veterans who asked fellow veterans running for Congress to pledge to lead with integrity, civility and courage. "We need leaders on both sides who will put country first," said Rye Barcott, With Honor co- founder and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. "The problems we are taking on – hyper-partisanship, dysfunction in Congress, and the decline of veterans in public office – are debilitating to our country. In our first cycle, I am proud that With Honor has helped at least 17 veterans win across the country and we are excited to continue to tackle the hard work of fixing our broken politics." LURIA ELECTED TO CONGRESS Elaine Luria also won a seat in Congress on Nov. 6. A former Navy officer who now owns a business in the Hampton Roads area, Luria edged out freshman Republican Rep. Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, to represent Virginia's 2nd District in the House. Luria, who was endorsed by With Honor, also was featured in the October issue of G.I. Jobs and appeared on the cover of the Fall issue of Vetrepreneur, a sister publication for veterans who own businesses. "I am honored to once again honor the call to serve our country and look forward to representing Virginia's Second District in Congress," she tweeted after her election victory. "I want to thank all of my supporters who worked so hard, and I want to thank Rep. Taylor for his service to our country and our district." Air Force veteran MJ Hegar, a helicopter pilot who earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross in Afghanistan, was featured in the October G.I. Jobs cover story as well. The Democratic nominee lost a close race for Texas' 31st Congressional District, a deeply red district. "I am so proud of the campaign we built," she said in a statement. "I am proud of the voters we registered who voted for the first time. I am proud of the way we rose above partisanship and inspired people from both sides of the aisle to find places we could agree. While things didn't go as we hoped, we gave it our all and left nothing on the field. We ran a clean and honest campaign, and I have no regrets." Democrat Elaine Luria, will represent Virginia's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives COMEDIC CONGRESSMAN Ex-SEAL goes from cover of G.I. Jobs to SNL. BY DAN FAZIO MJ Hegar Republican Dan Crenshaw, will represent Texas's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives

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