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  • The Huffington Post - Adam Cook: Fighting for America's Veterans

    As a war veteran, former military leader, and lawyer, Cook has the mind and the heart to provide real service. In sharp contrast, Wittman is part of the problem of childish politics grid-locking Washington. We have to hold flunkies like Wittman accountable for breaching the security of our country and our veterans.

  • Adam Cook Endorsed by VoteVets.org PAC

    Fredericksburg--- VoteVets.org, “the voice of America’s 21st century patriots” and one of the nation’s leading veterans advocacy organizations, today announced their endorsement of Afghan War Veteran and Democratic Nominee for Congress in VA-01, Adam Cook.

  • Fredericksburg Patch - Letter to the Editor: Men Like Adam Cook Make a Real Difference

    Adam Cook bravely served our country, and his service is highly relevant to the work of Congress. We stand behind that service -- and the service of all veterans -- because we have observed firsthand how the strengths, skills, and leadership qualities gained through military service successfully transition both to the private and public sector post-service.

    The editorial board at the Free Lance-Star apparently disagrees.

  • Richmond Times Dispatch - Cook, Parker take on Wittman in 1st District

    Two challengers are trying to unseat Rep. Robert J. Wittman, a Republican, in the 1st Congressional District.

    Adam Cook, a former military prosecutor; G. Gail Parker, a longtime advocate for high-speed rail; and Wittman are seeking to represent the sprawling district that includes a swath of eastern Virginia stretching from Fauquier County south to Poquoson.

  • Free Lance-Star - Rob Wittman is a 'stealth' Tea Partyer

    I believe any member of Congress who votes more than 90 percent of the time with his own party is serving ideology, not constituents. Wittman has cast at least 93 percent of his votes in line with his party. The average among all Republican representatives is 86 percent, according to Open Congress, a nonpartisan resource. By this measure, Wittman is an extremely ideological "yes man."

  • Free Lance-Star - Veterans issues drive Cook

    Adam Cook says support for veterans issues is what drew him to run for Congress in the first place.

    And over the past few days, the Democrat has focused largely on those issues while traveling  across the 1st District, from Newport News to Prince William County.

  • The Journal Press - A day on the campaign trail with congressional candidate Adam Cook

    Adam Cook is in very high demand and on-the-go these days. Cook, 35, is the Democratic challenger for Rob Wittman, Republican Representative for the 1st Congressional District. Although he has the endorsements of U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Former Virginia Governor and current U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine (D-VA) and even received a special shout out by First Lady Michelle Obama recently, Cook is not disillusioned by the fact that he lacks one quality: name recognition.

  • Daily Press - Cook says Ryan budget shortchanges vets

    YORKTOWN — Adam Cook has a problem with Paul Ryan's budget, which he says would have shortchanged veterans.

    At a stump speech next to the Yorktown War Monument, Cook faulted his opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Rob Wittman, for voting for the bill, which raised spending for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but by a smaller amount than President Barack Obama's budget

  • The Virginia Gazette - Democrat: Wittman put party before district Cook attacks incumbent's record on vets

    Democrat Adam Cook knows he faces an uphill battle in his attempt to unseat Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st), but he's aiming his campaign at a large voting bloc in the 1st District — veterans and their families.

    Cook served in the Air Force Judge Advocate Corps, including service in Afghanistan last year. In a recent interview with the Gazette he said Wittman has a bad record on veterans' issues, which creates a political vulnerability.