AIVC’s primary mission is to recruit, fund and elect to Congress conservative Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Many Republican veterans from other eras have requested AIVC’s support. As a result we have taken on the secondary mission of supporting conservative Republican military veterans of all eras.
In addition to holding seats won in past elections, AIVC intends to help conservative veterans win Congressional seats in 2012 and beyond. A number of outstanding conservative veterans considering runs for Congress have reached out to AIVC and we have already started the vetting process.
Our one golden rule at AIVC is: absolutely no R.I.N.O.’s (Republicans-In-Name-Only) allowed!
We only support real conservatives and will never give one penny of support to any candidate who will compromise on our conservative principles.
Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress (AIVC) is a federally registered political action committee supporting the congressional campaigns of Republican veterans.
AIVC looks for conservative Republican veterans who are determined to become a voice for our troops, military families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for.
Formed in 2007 by Iraq vet Kieran Michael Lalor, AIVC was originally called Iraq Veterans for Congress. The group represented a coalition of Republican Iraq veterans running for the U.S. House. In 2008 AIVC helped elect the first two Republican Iraq veterans, Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA). During the 2010 election cycle, Lalor registered AIVC as a qualified non-party Political Action Committee and helped elect ten conservative vets to the US House. In 2012 five AIVC backed candidates were elected to Congress.