Senator Warren wades into Iowa today after Vice President Biden was in New Hampshire earlier this week. Maybe the Democratic Party primary field isn’t so ready for Hillary after all? Side note – the Warren endorsement must be great news for Braley considering she’s not just another farmer from Iowa.
Elizabeth Warren endorses Iowa’s Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate
Des Moines Register
March 27, 2014
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this morning endorsed Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley, saying he’s a prairie populists from the heartland running to fill an open seat that Democrats need to hold power in the U.S. Senate.
She also gave the nod to Democratic candidate Rick Weiland in South Dakota.
“The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and I are proud to support their campaigns,” Warren said in a written statement emailed to supporters and reporters. “Bruce Braley led the Populist Caucus in the House of Representatives – and is focused on economic fairness, investing in education, and addressing our retirement crisis.”
The news from Warren comes two days after a controversy broke out Tuesday over Braley’s caught-on-video remarks about farmers and Iowa’s senior senator during a Texas fundraiser.
Warren also praised Braley for his support for expanding Social Security benefits, a stance she and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin share. Harkin, who has endorsed Braley, is retiring in a few months after 40 years in Congress.
The news release said the PCCC has 6,289 members in Iowa, 1,339 members in South Dakota and nearly 1 million nationwide. The organization drafted Warren for U.S. Senate and raised over $1.17 million through over 70,000 small-dollar donations for her campaign, it said.
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