PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America
CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH ENDORSES SENATOR BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
Des Moines, Iowa – Today, the Obama campaign announced that
former Iowa congressman Jim Leach endorsed Senator Barack Obama for
President. Leach also joined former Rhode Island Republican Senator
Lincoln Chaffee and prominent lawyer and former White House
intelligence advisor Rita E. Hauser to announce the formation of
Republicans for Obama.
"I have no doubt that Barack Obama's leadership is the leadership we
need and that the world is crying out for," said Leach. "Barack Obama's
platform is a call for change, but the change that he is so gracefully
articulating is more renewal than departure. It is rooted in very
old American values that are as much a part of the Republican as the
Democratic tradition. There's an emphasis on individual rights,
fairness and balance at home and progressive internationalism."
“Congressman Leach is well-respected across the state of Iowa by
Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike, and we are honored to
have his support,” said Obama Iowa State Director Jackie Norris.
“This election is about changing the way Washington does business, and
many Republicans like Congressman Leach understand America cannot
afford another four years of the failed policies of the Bush
Across the country Democrats, Independents, and Republicans are coming
together in support of Senator Obama to bring change to Washington.
Obama has a strong record of bringing people together from the left and
the right to solve problems, leading with superior judgment on foreign
policy issues, and demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
Leach represented southeastern Iowa in the US Congress from 1977-2007
and earned a reputation as one of the most respected foreign policy
experts in Washington.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2008
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