PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Excited By Prospect Of Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez (USA, Ret.) Entering Senate Race

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WASHINGTON, DC - The largest progressive veterans group in America,, today expressed interest in a potential Senate run in Texas by retired Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, who is formerly the commander of American forces in Iraq.

"General Sanchez has such a compelling story, and already served this nation honorably and ably," said Ashwin Madia, an Iraq War Veteran, and Interim Chairman of  "We're always happy to see veterans entering politics as a way to continue their public service, but it's especially encouraging to see one of our military's finest minds, like General Sanchez, considering a new life in public service.  We could use more people like General Sanchez in public life."

Former United States Army Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez served as commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004. When he retired on November 1, 2006, Sanchez was the highest-ranking Hispanic in the U.S. Army, culminating thirty-three years of military service. He now lives in his home state of Texas.

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.


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