Interesting write up about the Democratic effort to run anti-war veterans for office.
In Georgia, at least four of the 2008 “Band of Brothers” (Bobby Saxon, Bill Gillespie, Bill Jones, and Doug Heckman) are running uphill battles against Republican incumbents (Broun, Kingston, Price and Linder, respectively). If any one of them (especially Saxon) received the type of national party support that the GOP is giving to veteran Rick Goddard to oust Democratic Party Congressman Jim Marshall, these districts could become competitive. After all, Saxon’s opponent won a bitter primary, and those wounds may not have healed. And the other incumbents may have their eye on future races in 2010, which means a good showing for Gillespie, Jones and Heckman may make them front-runners in open seat races next time around. But alas, Georgia’s 2008 “Band of Brothers” is quickly becoming the “Band of Others” that characterized the 2006 election.