Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to help raise campaign money for Pantano, other veterans

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    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ilario Pantano is getting some big-name help raising money for his Congressional campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a fundraiser for Pantano and other veterans in Washington, DC, later this month.

    Rumsfeld will take part in the event April 16 hosted by Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress, a conservative veterans group. The reception will be at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington.

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    “There is no greater honor than to have received the encouragement of the former Secretary of Defense,” Pantano said in a statement. “We are humbled that Secretary Rumsfeld would make the time and the effort to single out our race for support,” said Ilario Pantano.