August 11, 2014

Lt. Col. Steve Russell, GOP Candidate for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, is proud to announce the endorsement of fellow combat veteran and tireless advocate, Major Ed Pulido. Pulido is a combat veteran amputee who serves with several veterans causes including Folds Of Honor Foundation and is the founder of Warriors For Freedom. He has been awarded with the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation & Achievement Medals.

“I’ve known Steve Russell for years. He is a man of great character, will, and integrity,” says Pulido. “When our country needed him, his family sacrificed at home while he sacrificed for our freedom. He led his troops in combat from the front, earning the unwavering loyalty of his troops. When our state needed him, Steve Russell answered the call, faithfully serving a full term in the State Senate, passing major reforms, and earning legislative awards as a constitutional conservative.”

Steve Russell calls this endorsement a great honor from one of Oklahoma’s most decorated veterans.

“Maj. Ed Pulido and I have worked side-by-side for years to advocate for veterans issues,” says Russell. “We were warning Congress of the VA crisis long before it made headlines and I hope to work with Major Pulido again when I’m in Congress. We have the fewest Combat Veterans serving in Congress since before World War II. Major Pulido, more than anyone, understands why we need more.”
Major Pulido is now calling on all voters to get behind Lt. Col. Steve Russell.

“Now, our country needs Steve Russell more than ever, and thank God, he is answering the call again. I will proudly join with great organizations such as the NRA in endorsing Steve Russell for Congress, and I urge everyone to join me in voting for Steve Russell for Congress on August 26th. No one will fight harder for us in Washington.