The meaning of veteran status on the campaign trail

There are 172 veterans running for Congress, 67 of them incumbent veteran lawmakers. Military Times set out to talk with a couple current Congressional veterans on both sides of the table about veterans issues ahead of the 2018 midterm election. (Jillian Angeline, Leo Shane | Military Times)

WASHINGTON — A total of 173 veterans won primaries this year and will appear on midterm ballots across the country. Their military service spans from the 1950s to today, and includes time spent in the active-duty ranks, reserves and the Coast Guard.

On election night, Military Times will track the status of each veteran’s race — 62 Democrats, 110 Republicans and one independent — across the country and update the results here. Readers can sort the candidates by clicking on the column headers below, or search for specific names using the search bar.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect an increase in the total number of veterans.

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