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Braley in 2012: 'I Fight For Veterans Every Day'

But Iowa Dem missed three-quarters of committee hearings.

1:52 PM, Jul 25, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Bruce Braley, the Iowa Democratic congressman running for U.S. Senate, touted his work on behalf of veterans at his state party's 2012 convention. "I fight for veterans every day on the Veterans' Affairs committee," he said. Watch the video below:

But it was reported this week that Braley missed 75 percent of the House committee's hearings in 2011 and 2012, including one day during which he attended three fundraisers. Braley's campaign has claimed he was attending a separate hearing on the Fast and Furious scandal, though there's no evidence the Iowa Democrat was active or even present for most of that hearing, either.

Braley faces Republican Joni Ernst for the open Senate seat in Iowa, and the race is currently a toss-up.

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