Government Affairs

Candidate Endorsement Process – Candidates for national office – from any party – that are identified as veterans, military family members, or veterans’-advocates are sent an inquiry as to their interest in endorsement by VMFP. We make every possible effort to contact all candidates for national office so that, if they respond, we can consider their responses. If they respond affirmatively, they are sent copies of our two campaign questionnaires. Upon return of the questionnaires, completed according to the instructions contained therein, the questionnaires are considered by the Government Affairs Committee to determine whether the candidate’s answers are satisfactorily in alignment with VMFP policy goals. When the committee determines that a candidate’s responses meet our criteria, a recommendation is made to the VMFP board to endorse that candidate. When the board approves, an endorsement letter and press release are sent to the candidate’s campaign.

The following successful candidates were endorsed for the November 2012 elections
President Website  posted as available
Obama, Barack Military Family
Duckworth, Tammy IL 8 Veteran
Enyart, William IL 12 Veteran
Gabbard, Tulsi HI 2 Veteran
Owens, Bill NY 21 Veteran
Walz, Tim MN 1 Veteran
Braley, Bruce IA 1 Military Family
Edwards, Donna MD 4 Military Family
Esty, Elizabeth CT 5 Military Family
Kuster,Ann NH 2 Military Family
Maffei, Dan NY 25 Military Family
McNerney, JerryCA CA 13 Military Family
Murphy, Patrick FL 18 Military Family
Peters, Gary MI 14 Military Family
Shea-Porter, Carol NH 1 Military Family
Tierney, John MA 6 Military Family
Tsongas, Niki MA 5 Military Family
Delaney, John MD 6 Advocate
Horsford, Steven NV 4 Advocate
Kilmer, Derek WA 6 Advocate
Kirkpatrick, Ann AZ 1 Advocate
Michaud, Michael ME 2 Advocate
Sinema, Kyrsten AZ 9 Advocate
Titus, Dina NV 1 Advocate
Kaine, Tim VA Military Family
Warren, Elizabeth MA Military Family
Donnelly, Joe IN Advocate
Heinrich, Martin NM Advocate
Hirono, Mazie HI Advocate
Jon Tester MT Advocate
Murphy, Chris CT Advocate
Stabenow, Debbie MI Advocate