With The Election Approaching Obama Targets Veteran Voters

President Obama has wound down America’s war in Iraq, ordered the operation that killed Osama bin Laden and set in motion the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. He also has focused particular attention on veterans and military families, increasing funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, implementing the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill and launching job programs for returning troops.

As he gears up his reelection effort, Obama is trying to use that record, and especially his emphasis on the home front, to win the political support of veterans and military families in a handful of important swing states.

In a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, Obama is favored over Romney by 42% to 35% by veterans. In 2008,  Senator John McCain won veterans by 10 points – so Obama appears to be making headway with veterans.

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ABOUT BENJAMIN KRAUSE, FOUNDER

VR-Cover-3Benjamin Krause is a lawyer, investigative reporter and award-winning veterans advocate. He is author of the guide Voc Rehab Survival Guide for Veterans and writes every weekday on DisabledVeterans.org. That guide has helped veterans receive millions in retraining and small business support by teaching them how to easily blasting through bureaucratic roadblocks to get their benefits. He received his Bachelors from Northwestern University and Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, both using VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. He went on to receive funding to support his law firm that focuses solely on representing veterans against the VA. (The irony is not lost on him.)

He is also featured regularly in national publications as an authority on Department of Veterans Affairs policy such as Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy Magazine, Washington Times, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Star Tribune and more.

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