Veterans Politicking

The president of a local veterans group says he's disappointed that his fellow veterans may be behind a recent wave of dirty politicking.

Several so-called “veterans groups” have taken credit for a series of political ads slamming candidates.

Bob Thompson is the President of the Bay County Veterans Council. He's says the public is letting the elite of the county and this country buy politicians seats in our government.

And to make matters worse, Thompson fears veterans, unaffiliated with the Bay County Veterans Council, are behind a series of negative ad campaigns funded by groups like Panhandle Veterans, and Veterans for Truth.

In an e-mail Monday to NewsChannel Seven, Thompson says "The organized veterans in Bay County are not involved in the scheme and resent those who are using the name 'Veteran' to keep dirty politics active in this county, state and our free republic."

Thompson is upset at all that has happened.

“For a veteran to condone such a thing is beyond comprehension. I can't believe a veteran, if they are veterans, will get in and condone political campaigns to by seats in our government."

Thompson says all Veterans took an oath to protect our county from both foreign and domestic enemies, and he says this kind of dirty politicking is our domestic enemy.

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