Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D) released his military records, pushing back on attacks from the Senate candidate's opponents on his service.
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"I've been with my soldiers when they've been fired upon and when they've been taken off the field on stretchers," Walsh said Sunday at a news conference at his campaign headquarters in downtown Helena, according to the Missoulian.
"It's because of them, and all American heroes, that I will never stop fighting to ensure that they receive the best equipment and training available."
Walsh is facing an uphill race against Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and has a primary opponent as well, so negative stories about his military service — the strongest part of his campaign biography — could erode his chances of keeping the seat in Democratic hands.