That’s according to his campaign’s latest media release. Ed Fallon (who, for any newcomers to the site, is challenging Democratic Representative Leonard Boswell in Iowa’s 3rd district primary) received DFA’s Des Moines chapter endorsement in March. I’ve got to bounce in a minute, so I’ll just share with you some excerpts from the e-mail:
“PDA’s priorities are ending the Iraq War, universal health care, economic justice, global climate change, and clean, fair, transparent elections,” Fallon said, “and these are the issues I’ve been talking about for years and they are the focus of my campaign.”
Fallon added, “PDA is pleased that I’m challenging Congressman Boswell due to his record on voting with the Republicans to support President Bush’s agenda on the Iraq War, the PATRIOT Act, warrantless surveillance, torture, ‘free-trade’ agreements, bankruptcy ‘reform’ that hurts the middle class, and billions in corporate welfare for big oil and gas companies.”
“I’m grateful for the endorsement,” Fallon said. “It’s another sign that people in Iowa and around the country are ready for real change in Washington. Our government is broken, mostly because of the presence of big money and well-heeled special interests. That has to change if we are to meet the challenges facing us.”
I mentioned back in February that Fallon’s endorsement then from Democracy for America was reminiscent of Donna Edwards’ endorsement from DFA over “Bush Dog” Democrat Al Wynn in Maryland’s primary (which Edwards easily won), especially in light of the Boz’s signing on to Kucinich’s Cheney impeachment bill, which Wynn also did last year prior to his defeat. Some responded, yeah, but Edwards also got the national PDA endorsement. So in light of the Boz’s recent endorsement from Al Gore, this could be just what Fallon needs right now.
PDA played a key role in the stunning electoral victory of November 2006 and is credited with helping insurgent candidate Donna Edwards defeat Democratic Rep. Al Wynn in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District in February. Fallon has also received national endorsements from Democracy for America, another progressive Democratic organization that supported Donna Edwards, as well as Change Congress and eQuality Giving.
In related news, KCCI released the first poll of the Boswell-Fallon contest yesterday. It shows the Boz up 52 percent to Fallon’s 28 percent with 20 percent undecided. Whether this is good or bad for Fallon is the subject of some debate, but I certainly wouldn’t call this race over.