PRESS RELEASE from John Edwards for President

March 6, 2007
Kate Bedingfield


More than 100 former Vilsack supporters endorse John Edwards for President

Des Moines, Iowa – Building on an already strong base of support in Iowa, the John Edwards for President campaign announced today that more than 100 Iowa Democrats who were formerly supporting Governor Tom Vilsack’s presidential bid are now supporting Senator John Edwards for President.
“Tom Vilsack is one of the great leaders of Iowa and a powerful voice for all working Americans,” said Edwards.  “I am honored to have so many of his supporters join my campaign, and I look forward to working with them to build an America where every person has the chance to succeed.”
Democrats throughout Iowa continue to join Edwards’ grassroots campaign to transform America.  Among the former Vilsack supporters endorsing Edwards are State Representative Kurt Swaim and prominent attorney and Democratic activist Ed Skinner.
"John Edwards is a good friend to Iowa," said Swaim.  "He knows the people of Iowa and the issues that are important to us.  I proudly support his campaign for President. With his leadership, we can get America back on the right path."

"John Edwards is exactly the kind of leader we need here in Iowa and in our country," said Skinner.  "He has always stood by working Americans and fought to end injustice in our nation.  With his leadership, we can build one America, where every person has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream."
The former Vilsack supporters who are endorsing Edwards for President are:
Iowa State Representative Kurt Swaim, Bloomfield
Union Activist Steelworker John Campbell, Des Moines
Madison County Democratic Party Chair Robert Bell, Saint Charles
Buchanan County Democratic Central Committee Member Merle Wilson, Jessup
Clay County Democratic Central Committee Member Edward Vanlennep, Garber
Butler County Democratic Central Committee Member Susan Baker, Parkersburg
Henry County Democratic Central Committee Chair David Helman, Salem
Henry County Democratic Central Committee Secretary Cathy Helman, Salem
Henry County Democratic Central Committee Vice- Chair Gerald Dingman, New
Linn County Central Committee Member Michael Warner, Marion
John Riccolo, Linn County Attorney
Ed Skinner, Des Moines
Lois Skinner, Des Moines
Brad Skinner, Des Moines
Elisabeth Clapp, Dike (Grundy County)
Richard Tharp, Des Moines
Katherine Aller, Des Moines
Harold Aller, Des Moines
Angela Vinson, Fort Dodge
Rebecca Elson, Jessup
Pamela Hogan, Winthrop
Thomas Kerr, Hudson
Nancy Garretson, West Des Moines
Caroll Sesker, Slater
Janice Shrader, Blue Grass
Albert Hodapp, Mason City
Arleta Peters, Marshalltown
Josephine Shepard, Newton
James Gran, Newton
George Otto, Newton
Dorothy Probasco, Newton
Ronald Hafits, Sioux City
Gladys Mathews, Sioux City
Marion Morehead, Sioux City
Gertrude Godfrey, Sioux City
Barton Rule, Dunlap
Garold Becker, Waterloo
Joyce Garretson, Salem
Robert Garretson, Salem
Dorothy Malek, Independence
Robert Kocher, Cedar Rapids
Robert Petrzelka, Mt. Pleasant
Zora Ronan, Central City
Paul Ronan, Central City
Dorothy Cookson, Montrose
Dorothy Henry, Dubuque
Robert Paulson, Mason City
Joyce Lambert, Newton
Olen Lambert, Newton
Mary Pritchard, Newton
Robert Pritchard, Newton
Margaret Swalwell, Newton
Wanda Speck, Sioux City
Deanna Klosterman, Sioux City
Miles Klosterman, Sioux City
Samuel Fazio, Des Moines
Betty Fazio, Des Moines
Mark McDonald, Spirit Lake
Ann McTaggart, Sioux City
Michael McTaggart, Sioux City
Darlene Peterson, Sioux City
Virginia Magden, Sioux City
Nancy Young, Storm Lake
Mary Sandeen, Lidderdale
Karolee Wirt, Columbus Junction
Dennis Keithly, Council Bluffs
Cynthia Keithly, Council Bluffs
Wanda Helling, Burlington
Mary White, Mt. Pleasant
Allen Rich, Mt. Pleasant
Guy Curran, Cedar Rapids
Mira Dingman, New London
Cathy Wright, New London
Darren Shull, Mt. Pleasant
Donald Beck, Danville
Virginia Beck, Danville
 Dianna Klaus, Danville
Frank Harger, Newton
Sally Ruth, Marshalltown
Lee Garrett, Marshalltown
Jean Garrett, Marshalltown
Larry Baldosier, Lockridge
Frank Dietrick, Burlington
Patricia Huffman, Davenport
Susannah Kirk, Cedar Rapids
Thaddeus Katzmark, Cedar Rapids
Peggy Busch, Sioux City
Jack Olds, Davenport
Orville Birkestrand, Davenport
Thora Sorensen, Sioux City
Marilyn Brau, Mt. Pleasant
Franklin White, Burlington
George Bonnett, Burlington
Anna Brown, Dubuque
Theresa Allen, Newton
David Cooper, Newton
Bonnie Cooper, Newton
Diana Swihart, Newton
Susan Snyder, Mt. Pleasant
Todd Liechty, Mt. Pleasant
Russ Wiesley, Waukee
Maurice Glenn, Des Moines
Charles Gifford, Des Moines