Dem Iowa Rep Endorses Mayor Pete Ahead Of Caucus

The Hill reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg picked up an endorsement from long-time Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) on Sunday, less than a month ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

The seven-term congressman touted Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., as a Washington outsider who can help unite the nation. “Pete offers a new kind of leadership that we desperately need –– he’s a midwestern mayor, a veteran, and is from a new generation,” Loebsack said in a statement.

Loebsack’s endorsement comes after fellow Iowa House Democrat, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, announced she would be backing Biden in the presidential race.

Loebsack announced his 2020 retirement last April.