Recent Congressional Endorsements

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.

VMFP-Endorsed Candidates – November, 2012  (Indicates successful election)


Barack Obama     D     Military Family


State Candidate District Party
AZ Kirkpatrick, Ann 1 D Advocate
AZ Sinema, Kyrsten 9 D Advocate
CA McNerney, Jerry 9 D Family
CA Lee, Otto 22 D Veteran
CA Chen, Jay 39 D Veteran
FL Murphy, Patrick 18 D Family
HI Gabbard, Tulsi 2 D Veteran
IA Braley, Bruce 1 D Family
IL Duckworth, Tammy 8 D Veteran
IL Enyart, William 12 D Veteran
IL Anderson, Dennis 14 D Advocate
MN Walz, Tim 1 D Veteran
MN Graves, Jim 6 D Family
NM Arnold-Jones, Janice 1 R Family
PA Eaton, Missa 3 D Family
PA Critz, Mark 12 D Advocate
WA Kilmer, Derek 6 D Advocate


AZ Carmona, Richard Senate D Veteran
IN Donnelly, Joe Senate D Advocate
MT Jon Tester Senate D Advocate
NM Heinrich, Martin Senate D Advocate
VA Kaine, Tim Senate D Family