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US Senate candidate Weh believes in ‘importance of American leadership’

March 26, 2014 • Local News

Republican candidate Allen Weh is running for U.S. Senate in the primary election against David Clements. (Courtesy Photo)

When asked how he describes himself, U.S. Senate candidate Allen Weh’s first two responses were quick and to the point.

“I’m a veteran,” Weh said.

The 71-year-old retired colonel spent 38 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, on active duty or in the reserve. He served two tours in Vietnam and in Malaysia. He was recalled during the Persian Gulf War and served as chief of staff of Marine Forces Pacific before retiring in 1997.

This is one difference between the well-known Republican and his primary opponent David Clements, a 34-year-old lawyer. The two will face off in the primary election June 3.

“He isn’t a veteran. That may matter to some. It certainly doesn’t matter to all,” Weh said.

If elected to the U.S. Senate by defeating Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, this would matter a great deal to Weh as he talked about how he felt about the Login to read more

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