Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Waterloo, announced his endorsement of Chris Dodd Wednesday night in a recorded "robo-call" to Iowa Democratic activists.
Danielson is serving as Senate president pro tem in his first term, and is also a Cedar Falls firefighter. The firefighter connection was emphasized in the endorsement:
"Firefighters know that when it comes to protecting this country and strengthening our communities, proven leadership and experience matter," Danielson said in the call. "We are supporting Chris Dodd because we believe he is the candidate to keep America safe and keep our middle class families strong."
Dodd won the International Association of Firefighters endorsement two weeks ago, followed quickly by a nod from the Iowa firefighters.