This General Ran Down Terrorists on Horseback. Now He's Running for Senate.
I’ve always put people over politics and service over self. Check out my story ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3j83Vgli3k— Donald Bolduc (@GenDonBolduc) June 24, 2019
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The general who earned a name for himself fighting the Taliban on horseback became motivated to run for Senate as a Republican over the absence of leadership in Washington, D.C.
His campaign has overnight become one of the best pick-up opportunities for the GOP in 2020.
The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reports:
Retired Brig. General Don Bolduc officially announced Monday that he's running as a Republican against Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
"We are facing a leadership crisis. Our politicians are working for themselves, and if we don't make a change in New Hampshire, nothing's going to change in Washington, D.C.," Bolduc said. He said his goal is to bring "servant leadership, personal responsibility and a dedication to our core values" to the Senate.
Bolduc's 36 years in the Army included 10 tours in Afghanistan, two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals and two Purple Hearts. He's a former Green Beret, and was the commander of Special Operations Command-Africa. [emphasis added]
The general's announcement video highlighted his time as one of the legendary "horse soldiers" — U.S. special operations forces who invaded Afghanistan on horseback in a top-secret mission following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in New Hampshire by a fraction of a percentage point in the 2016 election, giving Republicans a feeling of cautious optimism there this time around.