The below figures represent all veterans we have identified as congressional candidates in elections between January 2009 and November 2010. Predictions are based upon data from the Cook Political Report as of 10/20/2010.
Two non-voting members of the House of Representatives have military experience: Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D – American Samoa) and Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I – Northern Mariana Islands). Both are in safe contests for re-election.
Several other sources indicate that there are 25 veterans currently serving as senators, rather than 26. This is because we have included Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota, who briefly served in the Army.
** While Joe Miller (R-AK) is listed as being in a “lean Republican” district, it should be noted that incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski, who ran against him in the Republican primary, is running as an Independent write-in candidate in the general election.