EXCLUSIVE — Republican Derrick Anderson, who is running to flip Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in 2024, received two endorsements from fellow veterans already serving on Capitol Hill who hope Anderson will join their ranks.
Anderson, a Special Forces veteran, received endorsements from veterans Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL) and Mike Waltz (R-FL) on Thursday. The endorsements were first shared with the Washington Examiner.
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Mast, a veteran who served in the Army for over 12 years, said he looks forward to “fighting the good fight” with Anderson in Congress.
“The American people are looking for a fighter, so look no further than Derrick Anderson. From leading teams as a Green Beret in Iraq to defending the Constitution as an attorney, Derrick is ready to go to battle for his hometown,” Mast said. “He’s ready to push for an economy that allows everyone in Central and Northern Virginia to thrive and he’s ready to stand firm against the far left’s agenda in D.C.”
Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL) and Mike Waltz (R-FL)
Waltz, the only Green Beret veteran serving in Congress, said in a statement that he is “proud” to endorse Anderson in his 2024 campaign.
“As the first Green Beret elected to Congress, I can personally attest that we need more veterans in DC to keep up the fight against the disastrous policies and leadership of President Biden. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Green Beret Derrick Anderson for Congress. Der …