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Republican Senate candidate John James also seems to be having some issues stretching the truth in an ad currently running in heavy rotation. The ad, which focuses on his physical fitness (an absolute requirement of candidates!) as a military vet, stumbles, The Washington Post pointed out, when it refers to James as an “Army Ranger,” something he also has on a campaign video, Facebook post, and on social media. Turns out, the Army has requirements that anyone who has gone through Ranger School – which James did – can only say they are “Ranger-qualified,” something James has on the biography on his campaign website, so he does know the difference. According to the Army, only someone who is, or who has, served in the 75th Ranger Regiment, a special operations unit with the mission to plan and conduct joint special military operations in support of national policies and objectives, can say they’re an Army Ranger.

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