VIDEO: Former Green Beret joins race to flip valuable House seat from Democrats

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EXCLUSIVE: A former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret and combat veteran announced Monday he was joining the race to try and flip what could be one of 2024’s most competitive congressional seats from the Democrats.

Republican Derrick Anderson, who served six tours of duty throughout the Middle East as part of the Global War on Terror, told Fox News Digital he could “no longer remain silent on the sidelines.” Anderson added he is running to bring leadership to Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which he argues is lacking under Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger.

“I have spent my life serving this country overseas, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Watching President Biden and Washington Democrats squander 22 years of sacrifices made by our service members and their families was the final straw for me,” Anderson said.

The report explains that Anderson served in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2014.

He first ran for Congress in 2022, but narrowly in the Republican primary.  The seat was ultimately won by Spanberger, a Democrat, who has said she will not run for re-election next year, and she plans to run for governor in 2025.

WATCH Anderson’s campaign announcement video below:

Last week, Anderson paid tribute to the 9/11 anniversary.

“The terrorist attacks on our country 22 years ago today changed mine as well as countless other American lives. God bless our first responders, our service members, and the U.S.A. #NeverForget,” he wrote.

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