Former GOP Rep. Leach of Iowa endorses Obama

FORMER GOP LEACH OF IOWAFormer GOP Rep. Leach of Iowa endorses Obama

By Laurin Manning

 DES MOINES, Iowa (RUSHPRNEWS) Aug 13th, 2008 — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, a leading Republican moderate with a foreign policy background, is endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president.

The former Iowa congressman’s backing was announced Tuesday as part of a group of GOP activists crossing party lines this year. Leach told reporters: “I’m convinced that the national interest demands a new approach to our interaction with the world.”

Leach added that Obama offers the leadership to do that. Leach lost his bid for another term in office in 2006. He was a foreign service officer before being elected to Congress. Leach predicted that a lot of Republicans and independents are going to be attracted by Obama’s campaign.

news source: (AP)

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

More To Explore

Politics

Understanding the Bail Bond Process

Anyone who gets arrested and imprisoned will seek all available options to be released. Some crimes allows the payment of a certain amount (referred to