By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Don Chamberlain’s (R) from Selma upstart campaign to unseat Congresswoman Sewell (D) from Selma in the November 6th election received welcomed news Monday when Combat Veterans For Congress PAC announced in a written statement that they were endorsing the Vietnam Veteran Marine Corporal for the U.S. Congress.
The conservative veterans group said in their statement that Chamberlain, “Is a fiscally conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by Congress and the Obama Administration.” The group praised Chamberlain for his service in the Vietnam War and for his strong support of the Second Amendment. The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC said in their endorsement statement that Chamberlain is the best candidate to help the 52,000 people in the Seventh District who are unemployed plus the 270,000 who live below the federal poverty line.
The group said that Representative Sewell had voted with Rep. Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time, is Pro-Choice, and “has contributed to the irresponsible out of control spending by Congress.”
After his service in Vietnam, Chamberlain got a marketing degree from the University of Alabama. Mr. Chamberlain has had a long and successful career in a variety of private industries. He is also an credited inventor with two patents.
Don Chamberlain said on his website, “The Issue in the 7th Congressional District of Alabama is jobs and our people need them…Now!!”
Congresswoman Sewell is the last Democrat in the Alabama Congressional Delegation. The Seventh Congressional District is the only majority minority district in the state of Alabama and it tends to vote Democratic in most races. Rep. Sewell is seeking her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was elected in 2010 after Congressman Artur Davis vacated the seat to run for Governor of Alabama.
The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC supports the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans to the U.S. Congress. They seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in the principles of limited government, reining in federal spending, preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution, the free enterprise system, a strong national defense, and the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. Combat Veterans For Congress also endorse “the teaching of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions.”