Edwards was critical of Sen. Clinton Friday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Friday that he differs from Sen. Hillary Clinton significantly more than his other rival for his party’s nomination, Sen. Barack Obama.
"The differences between Sen. Clinton and myself are much more dramatic than the differences between Sen. Obama and myself,” the former North Carolina senator said at a news conference.
Edwards cited the issues of Iraq, Iran, and corruption in Washington as the key areas in which there are "really big differences" between Clinton and himself.
"Sen. Obama ... is not taking lobbyist money in this campaign," Edwards continued. "I think also on some of the substantive issues we're closer than I am with Sen. Clinton."
Edwards did admit that there were still some differences between Obama and himself. While acknowledging that they both came out with "specific" healthcare plans, Edwards says Obama's was released later than his proposal. Edwards also added that Obama's plan is not universal and "would leave as many as 15 million people uncovered."
– CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch