Sowers endorsed by veterans group

Monday, August 23, 2010 ~ Updated 3:42 PM

Veterans and Military Families for Progress has endorsed Tommy Sowers in the upcoming Missouri Eighth Congressional District election.

Sowers, a Democrat, will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Libertarian Rick Vandeven and independent Larry Bill in the Nov. 2 general election.

The 501 (c)(4) organization advocates on behalf of veterans and active-duty service members, including National Guard members, reservists and their families. It is headquartered in Washington D.C.

Sowers is an Army ROTC graduate who attended special forces training and commanded a Green Beret unit in Iraq. He's earned two Bronze Stars.

In a news release Monday, the organization commended Sowers for his public support of funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and improving health care for veterans.

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