Support for Decorated Air Force Veteran Growing Rapidly in Highly Contested Race
On Monday, the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC endorsed Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert “Buzz” Patterson for the 7th Congressional District election in November 2020 and was announced today by Mimi Soros, campaign manager for Buzz Patterson for Congress.
Patterson, a decorated veteran, former White House aide, community leader, and commercial airline pilot, is the Republican candidate in a highly competitive district representing southern and eastern Sacramento County, California.
Patterson’s more than 32,000 votes in the March primary election nearly equaled those cast for the incumbent and easily qualified him for the 2020 general election in November.
Although historically Democratic, the district has been rated “even” by the Cook Partisan Voting Index.
Patterson’s campaign is focusing on reducing his District’s high unemployment, addressing problems caused by illegal immigration, improving economic growth and lack of affordable health care in the District, issues which, after two terms in Washington, D.C., are plaguing his opponent’s campaign and track record showing a lack of focus on the District’s most important local issues.
In the endorsement, Combat Veterans for Congress PAC praised Patterson’s dedication to local leadership and service to the nation, stating “in Buzz Patterson we have a combat veteran who General George Washington would have approved of. Buzz is a veteran who wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount “up to and including his life.”
Patterson is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to reduce the national debt, strengthen US Armed Forces, protect freedom of religion and speech and defend traditional family values.
“I am dedicated to helping my constituents solve important local problems being ignored by those in Washington, so am truly grateful for the endorsement of Combat Veterans for Congress PAC,” Patterson stated. “Their support will help us greatly in the District and throughout our state in November.”
Combat Veterans for Congress PAC joins an impressive roster of endorsements for Patterson that includes the California GOP, Sean Hannity, Brandon Straka (WalkAway), LAGOP, Sacramento County Republican Assembly, and former Chairman of the California GOP and conservative political leader and commentator, Tom DelBeccaro.
Patterson also received endorsements from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, National Right to Life, the California Republican Assembly, the Cosumnes Republican Assembly, California State Senator Jim Nielsen, former California State Senator Ted Gaines, and popular conservative radio talk show hosts, Mark Larson and Phil Cowan.
Patterson served 20 years as a United States Air Force pilot, was a former Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton, and recipient of numerous military commendations, including the Defense Superior Service and Air Force Air Medals.
His tours of duty included world-wide and combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and Bosnia.
While serving at the White House, Patterson was responsible for the “Nuclear Football,” the satchel containing the nation’s nuclear capability that always accompanies the President and was commander of all White House military personnel and operations.
He is a member of the Air Force Association, the Airlift Tanker Association, the NRA, American Legion, and the VFW.
A Republican and a native of North Carolina, Patterson and his family moved to California following his retirement from military service in 2001 to pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot, writer, speaker, and community leader.
More information can be found at www.Buzz4Congress.com.
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