“Unfortunately, Congress will be called upon to consider military involvement in the Middle East for years to come. Congress would benefit from having veterans of those wars among its ranks,” according to the Sacramento Bee editorial board.
“For that reason and others, voters in Congressional District 4, which includes Lincoln, Auburn, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, ought to send Republican Art Moore to Washington, D.C.
“Moore, 36, grew up in Auburn, was a valedictorian at Placer High School, graduated from West Point and served 14 years in the Army and National Guard, rising to the rank of major. He has spent 30 months overseas, including tours in Iraq and in the Sinai, and was awarded a Bronze Star. If Moore wins, he would be one of fewer than 20 Middle East war veterans in Congress.
“He describes himself as a conservative but pledges to work with Democrats, and he would try to deliver federal aid back to his district, 70 percent of which is controlled by the federal government.
“Moore said one reason he entered the race is that the incumbent, Rep. Tom McClintock, voted to shut down the government in 2013, a step that threatened security, while also damaging the economy in the tourist-dependent region surrounding Yosemite.”
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