More than one-third of all congressional races on the ballot this November will feature a veteran, and several could help decide which party wins control of the House and Senate next year.
The 196 veterans who have won major-party primaries represent the largest group of candidates with military experience in a decade. It includes 130 non-incumbents trying to increase the total number of veterans in Congress next year.
The field also features:
- 17 women veterans running for office;
- 58 veterans who enlisted after Jan. 1, 2000;
- 95 veterans with a combat deployment;
- 90 veterans who served in the Army (the most from any service);
- 16 races featuring two veterans against each other;
- 43 states with at least one veteran on the ballot for national office;
Below is a list of all of the candidates with military experience who won major-party primaries this year and will appear on the November ballot. The list was compiled in partnership with the Veterans Campaign.
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