Mike on the Issues

President Trump

Mike Durant is 100% Pro-Trump. He voted for President Trump twice, and he supports the America First agenda. He wants to build a wall on the southern border. He wants to get tougher with China on trade. And Mike believes we need an investigation into the way the Democrats changed the rules of the 2020 election so what happened never happens again.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden starts making bad decisions from the moment he wakes up in the morning. Mike has watched as Joe Biden has been asleep at the switch deserting our core principles – abandoning our allies, even American citizens, in Afghanistan; cowering to the influence of the Chinese as they evade responsibility for the China Virus; or letting the radical left re-define our core American values through things like Critical Race Theory.

COVID

Mike Durant is a successful businessman and job creator who started a home-based engineering and services company and grew it to over 500 employees. He has seen first-hand the effects of Biden’s COVID mandates, which caused layoffs and hurt Mike’s ability to serve the Department of Defense. Mike opposes mask mandates and believes individuals should have the choice as to whether or not they take the vaccine after consulting with the doctor.

Life

Mike Durant is 100% Pro-Life. He supports overturning the wrongly decided Roe v. Wade decision and would only vote to confirm judges who will interpret the Constitution as written.

2nd Amendment

The left’s attempts at gun control are an unconstitutional encroachment on our liberties. While our nation has faced tragedies, using those horrific situations to take away Second Amendment rights from individuals is just wrong. Mike will fight for Constitutional Carry, only support judges who vow to uphold our Second Amendment rights, and oppose any attempt at unconstitutional red flag laws

Afghanistan

Mike Durant was disgusted by Biden’s exit from Afghanistan. He believes that we should have declared victory in Afghanistan years ago, and then helped the Afghan government transition to a stable regime that did not need U.S. troop involvement, but rather protected our geopolitical interests in the region.

Immigration

Mike Durant believes we need to build the wall that President Trump started, but Joe Biden suspended. He opposes any pathway to citizenship that rewards law breakers and would deport illegals back to their country of origin, forcing them to come here through legal channels.

Big Tech & Censorship

Big Tech has become an extension of the Democrat Party and censored the voices of conservatives across multiple platforms. They are Cancel Culture at its worst. Mike will work to make social media companies subject to the Communications Decency Act and remove any special protections granted to them that allow the censorship of free speech.

ABOUT MIKE DURANT

On October 3rd, 1993, during combat Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu Somalia, “Super Six Four,” the Blackhawk helicopter flown by Mike Durant, was hit by an RPG and crashed in the city.

Mike and and his crew, Ray Frank, Bill Cleveland, and Tommy Field, all badly injured, fought for their lives as a violent mob approached. Witnessing what was about to happen from above, two members of the elite Special Operations unit Delta Force – MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart – volunteered to be inserted to defend them. They too were eventually overcome by the mob.

But Mike Durant, somehow survived, was captured and held as a POW by Somali General Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

The heroic actions of Gordon and Shughart – who were both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor – are the reason Mike is alive today. Mike has seen sacrifice – fellow service members who put honor, country, and mission above all else. He knows firsthand that the United States leaves no one behind.

While in captivity, Mike heard the voice and promise of Dan Jollota broadcast from the sky:

“Mike Durant, we will not leave without you.”

Now, Mike is signing up for one more tour of duty to serve his country and Alabama in the United States Senate.

He’s watched as the Biden administration has deserted these core principles – abandoning our allies, along with American citizens, in Afghanistan; cowering to the influence of the Chinese as they evade responsibility for the Wuhan Virus; and letting the radical left open our borders and try and re-define the essence of what America stands for through misguided and distorted revisions of our history like “critical race theory”.

Mike believes that President Trump was the first President in his lifetime who always pushed for policies that put America first. That’s because he knows that America is more than just a country – it is a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world.

President Trump knew it, Mike Durant lived it. And he will carry that vision forward in the U.S. Senate.

Mike Durant was released from captivity in Somalia after 11 days. He would later write a book titled In the Company of Heroes, about his experience on that mission in Somalia and the many other missions he participated in during his career. He also wrote The Night Stalkers, about the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in which he served.

After retiring from the Army with 22 years of active-duty service, Mike moved to Alabama with his family to start a new chapter in his life. He started and grew a highly successful business – Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and services company based in Huntsville.

In thirteen years, Pinnacle has grown from a home office-based startup to over 500 employees and more than 175 subcontractor personnel operating in sixteen US and international locations with major prime and subcontract efforts supporting the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, NASA and the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mike’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, one with Valor device, the POW/MIA ribbon, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and numerous other awards.

He and his wife Lisa (also an Army Aviator) reside in Huntsville and have a family of six children, four boys and two girls, three grandchildren and a fourth on the way.