Lieutenant General Jack Bergman (Ret.) will become the highest-ranking military veteran ever sworn in to the United States House of Representatives.
Tomorrow, Lieutenant General Jack Bergman (Ret.) will become the highest-ranking military veteran ever sworn in to the United States House of Representatives. But making this historic day a reality was no easy task. Bergman was outspent by his opponents in both the Primary and General Election, had no base of political support, and was a complete unknown when he began his first race to hold elected office. Most political strategists praised Bergman’s service, but said he had ‘no chance’ to win the Republican Primary, let alone get elected to Congress. The story of how he overcame the odds to win is one that will be studied by political analysts well into the future, but Bergman is focused on delivering for his constituents and bringing the change to Washington they sent him to deliver.
The National Republican Congressional Committee gave Bergman its full backing and his Primary campaign team (manager Tony Lis, media and messaging strategist Buzz Jacobs, and image maker Douglas Brown from Strategic Storytelling Company
) was expanded to include Michigan consultant John Yob and pollster Brock McCleary.
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