Received this in my email today:
Iraq Veteran & Democratic Candidate for Congress
*One of the DCCC’s Top 26 races-to-watch for 2010*
Invites you to a Breakfast Fundraiser with
General Wesley Clark (Ret.)
to benefit Sowers for Congress
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Pi in the Central West End
400 N. Euclid @ McPherson
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend $250 | Supporter $500 | Host $1000 | Young Dem $50 | Young Professional $100
In the district that Rush Limbaugh calls home, Tommy Sowers has Republicans running for cover (and money).
He outraised incumbent Jo Ann Emerson for the last 2 of 3 quarters, rose to the DCCC’s top 26 races this cycle, and recently grabbed headlines on CNN, Politico, and The Huffington Post.
This is a race to watch, and the other side knows it.
Tommy Sowers is a fourth generation native of Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, attended Duke University on an ROTC scholarship, and spent eleven years in the Army as a Ranger and Green Beret. Tommy completed two deployments to Iraq and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He has a master’s from the London School of Economics and taught political science at West Point for three years before returning home to run for Congress. In his first quarter alone, Tommy raised more than the last ten years of Democratic challengers to the current incumbent combined. He has received the endorsements of Sen. Bob Kerrey, Sen. Bill Bradley, Gen. Wesley Clark, Col. Jack Jacobs, and VoteVets.
Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator. Clark retired a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.