U.S. Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden flips a Democrat seat in the US House to the GOP.
American Military News reports:
U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Derrick Van Orden has flipped a Wisconsin congressional seat to Republicans as that party edges closer to control of the House of Representatives.
The SEAL veteran defeated Democratic state Sen. Brad Pfaff in a contest for the open seat left behind by retiring Democratic Rep. Ron Kind, who had held the seat since 1997, the Associated Press reported.
Van Orden led Pfaff by 4 points Tuesday afternoon with 96 percent of votes reported, according to results reported by the Associated Press.
The flip of a Democrat-held seat comes as Republicans are hopeful to flip control of the House of Representatives.
The SEAL veteran won a district that has recently trended toward Republicans on the western border of Wisconsin, a state narrowly divided between Democrats and Republicans.
Van Orden joined the Navy when he was 18 and served 26 years before retiring as a senior chief in the SEALs, having been deployed into combat five times, according to his website. He was also one of several active-duty SEALs to appear in the 2012 film “Act of Valor.”
Below is a moving scene from the movie Act of Valor with Van Orden.
Van Orden shares the following on his website.
Derrick Van Orden is an American patriot, retired Navy SEAL, husband, father, grandfather, and Christian. He met and married his wife, Sara Jane over 27 years ago.
Derrick and his brother were raised in rural poverty by their beloved mother, Carol, who taught them the importance of hard work and self-reliance. She was a fiery Irish farm girl who also taught them to speak plainly and never back down from a just fight.
America needs fighters right now especially in the US House of Representatives.
The US is under attack from within. Everything the Brandon administration has done has hurt America and helped China.
The House GOP needs fighters who will see the enemy for what it is and defeat the communists among us.