Election 2018: Former NATO Commander Endorses Colvin


Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark has endorsed Jesse Colvin for Congress on Thursday.

In an op-ed published by The Baltimore Sun, Clark explains why he believes veterans like Jesse are running for Congress all across the country and why he thinks they are likely to win in November.

“Former Army Ranger Jesse Colvin, who is running to represent Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, is perhaps a perfect embodiment of the unique qualities of leadership veterans possess and of the trajectory that has led them to where they are today,” Clark writes.

The piece goes on to highlight the similarities between Jesse and former marine and recently elected Pennsylvania Congressman Conor Lamb.

“Like Mr. Lamb, Mr. Colvin is running in a rural district that President Donald Trump won handily, one that until recently was considered “out of reach” for Democrats. And like Mr. Lamb, Mr. Colvin is running on a platform focused on uniting people behind practical solutions to local problems. He is running with the integrity and sense of duty that so many in Congress lack.”



Letters to Editor

  1. Michael McDowell says:

    Great and credible endorsement by a respected public servant and soldier. Testifies to Jesse Colvin’s clear qualifications to represent the Democratic Party this fall against an extremist Tea Party so-called “Freedom” Caucus and utter Trump sycophant and NRA backed zealot, Dr. Andy Harris, whose hard right Republican ideology is contrary to the vital needs and interests of this Congressional district. Time to send this tax-cuts-for-fat-cats and health care cutter back to his lucrative medical practice. District 1 voters can now back an Army Ranger with Afghan combat tours – Jesse Colvin – who believes government CAN and should support working people, seniors, students,, farm families, and who, unlike Harris until lately, won’t run and hide from voters by avoiding open town halls. Flip the 1st! Now there is a strong, young, energetic choice over Dr. No. There IS a much better choice.

  2. Deirdre LaMotte says:

    I just returned from an event that was held for Jesse Colvin. I have to say that no matter one’s political bent, this man would appeal to most voters in our district. Jesse is a caring, extremely likeable man who has served our country with four deployments. What impresses me the most, however, is his connection and love for the 1st district. From opioid addition to the environment, he not only is eager to tackle these issues head on but he cares. Truly, when have we last had a person dedicated to the issues our district has? Not since Wayne Gilcreast.

    I have not been this excited about a candidate in years. Jesse Colvin is the real deal and we will be blessed having him represent us. We are very lucky, indeed!

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