PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President

December 24, 2007

Contact: Iowa Press Office


As Momentum Grows in Iowa, Senator Hatch becomes the 21st Iowa Legislator to Endorse Hillary

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DES MOINES, IA – As the Clinton campaign’s momentum continues to build in Iowa, State Senator Jack Hatch of central Des Moines, Senate District 33, endorsed Hillary today, citing the superiority of her health care plan. Senator Hatch is the 21st Iowa legislator to endorse Hillary. The endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from prominent newspapers, including the Des Moines Register, Quad City Times and Burlington Hawk Eye, as well as Secretary of State Michael Mauro, over 100 Iowa women elected officials, and Iowa labor leaders.

“This is a historic election that will have an enormous impact on the direction of our country,” Senator Jack Hatch said. “Hillary Clinton is an agent of change who will enact universal health care and open up great opportunities for women, like my 18-year-old daughter, by making the dream of being president one day a real possibility. I trust Hillary to change our country because she has the strength and experience to enact real solutions to our big challenges. ”

 Senator Hatch is serving his second term in the Iowa Senate after winning reelection in November 2006. Before that, Hatch served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993. Senator Hatch is a committed advocate for affordable, quality health care for vulnerable Iowans. Senator Hatch is the co-chair of the legislature’s Commission on Affordable Health Care for Small Businesses and Families.

“I greatly admire Senator Jack Hatch’s commitment to providing affordable, quality health care for Iowans,” Senator Hillary Clinton said. “This election is about delivering change and I am honored to have the support of someone who is so deeply dedicated to improving the lives of Iowans.”