Dems Target Veterans Will Multi-Million-Dollar Campaign

In 2020, the former president had a ten-point lead over Biden among veterans, a six-point decline from the previous election. The head of VoteVets told the New York Times that the group will broadcast ads criticizing Trump for the event in the Capitol on January 6 and his public feuds with military commanders.

According to The New York Times, the leftist PAC is planning to spend $45 million in 2024 to back Democrats in Congress and President Joe Biden, all while trying to weaken the support of veterans for Trump, the former president.

The political action committee would mostly use its $15 million budget to target veterans and active-duty military families in states that are considered to be battlegrounds. A variety of methods will be employed by VoteVets, including surveys, focus groups, internet and postal campaigns, and television advertisements.

Similarly, other organizations have introduced initiatives to back Biden and Democrats in Congress. The New York Times reports that Future Forward, the super PAC backing Biden’s reelection campaign, is spending $250 million on ads. To aid with the reelection of Biden and Democrats in Congress, another left-leaning group, MoveOn, planned a $32 million push on January 26.

The New York Times reports that VoteVets will back the Senate campaigns of Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, Andy Kim of New Jersey, and the vulnerable Democratic senators Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Jon Tester of Montana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

The PAC is also supporting Democratic candidates for the House in competitive districts, including those with experience in national security or who are veterans.

According to records with the Federal Election Commission, VoteVets has spent $4.2 million and brought in $5.9 million this season. About $10.7 million was in the PAC’s financial coffers as of the beginning of 2024.

Last month, the organization debuted a 60-second ad in Pennsylvania that highlighted comments made by Trump about soldiers being called “losers” and “suckers” and included responses from Gold Star families.