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February 19, 2013

Loebsack endorses Braley for U.S. Senate

DAVENPORT — In a post on Facebook, Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced his endorsement of Rep. Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate in 2014.  

Last week, Braley announced he had formed a campaign committee to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin in 2014.  

Loebsack and Braley have served in the US House together representing eastern Iowa since 2007.

Loebsack said, “I’m proud to endorse Bruce Braley for Senate.  For the last 30 years, Tom Harkin has showed us how to be a Senator who works to create a world full of opportunities for people who want to make a better life for themselves and their families.

Loebsack continued, “I have served with Bruce for six years now, and I can tell you from seeing his determination and work ethic up close there is no one at this time who is more ready to keep up the fight to strengthen middle class families and to make life better for Iowans. I am pleased to stand with Bruce. There is not a better choice in the Democratic Party, or in the state, to succeed Senator Harkin.”

Braley said, “I’m honored to have my friend Dave’s endorsement and support.  He’s a leader and a strong voice for Iowa’s working families.  I know he’ll be a strong ally not only in this campaign but long after as we continue working together to strengthen the middle class.”

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