DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed Pete D’Alessandro in Iowa’s Third Congressional District, citing his commitment to fighting for progressive values and working families in the district.

Statement from Senator Bernie Sanders:

“I got to know Pete D’Alessandro well in 2015 and 2016 when he helped lead my grassroots presidential primary campaign in Iowa.  Pete has spent his entire career fighting for working families and as a champion of progressive values, and I’m convinced that he would be an unwavering advocate in Congress for the people of  Iowa. Whether it’s supporting Medicare for All, a $15/hour minimum wage, or bold action to fight climate change, Pete D’Alessandro has proven that he is the right choice for people disgusted by what goes on in Washington. That’s why I’m proud to give my strongest endorsement to Pete’s campaign for Congress in Iowa’s Third District.”

Statement from Pete D’Alessandro:

“I’m honored to have Senator Sanders’ support in this race. Traveling with him across Iowa, I saw thousands of people energized by his progressive agenda and commitment to changing the direction of our country. With his support, we will continue to build a progressive, grassroots campaign that can retake the Third District.”