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There are 183 veterans running for House seats and 12 more running in Senate contests.
Only about 18 percent of Congress members had military experience at the start of last session.
This cycle, 121 Republicans and 60 Democrats with military backgrounds are vying for seats in the House and Senate.
The overall number of veterans in state legislatures dropped from 2016 to 2018, but the number of women and younger veterans saw increases.