DES MOINES – Pete D’Alessandro’s first TV ad in the Third Congressional District race features U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders highlighting D’Alessandro’s dedication to fighting for progressive issues and candidates throughout his career.

In the ad, which will begin airing next week, Sanders discusses Pete’s lifelong commitment to fighting for working families and the bold, progressive platform he is running for Congress on.

“I’m proud to have the support of Bernie Sanders in this race, as well as Iowans in every corner of the Third District who are ready to stand up to Donald Trump and David Young by proudly supporting an agenda that will allow us to win the future,” said Pete D’Alessandro.

Narrating the ad, Sanders says, “Pete D’Alessandro grew up in a union household and he has spent his life fighting for people. He worked for Governor Vilsack. Now, Pete’s running for Congress and against the rigged economy. Refusing corporate PAC money. He supports equal pay for women, paid family leave, Medicare for All. I’m Bernie Sanders, Pete helped lead my campaign here in Iowa. Now, we need him in Congress to stop Donald Trump. So please, vote for Pete D’Alessandro.”