Obama picked up the endorsment from Mayor Cownie in Des Moines, IA on Sunday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama gained the support of Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie on Sunday.
Appearing together at a press conference at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, Cownie praised Obama for his efforts to combat climate change and commitment to invest in renewable energies.
“Barack Obama will put an end to the bitter partisanship that’s stopped us from making progress on the urgent challenge of global warming. He’ll tell the American people what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear," said Cownie.
"As President, he’ll restore America’s standing in the world and lead a global effort to meet this challenge once and for all,” added Cownie.
Obama, who has a plan to make America 50% more energy efficient by 2030, commended Cownie for his environmental achievements.
"Mayor Cownie has shown real leadership on environmental issues, and all Americans – not just the people of Des Moines – have benefited from it," said Obama.
Before elected mayor, Crownie was on the Des Moines City Council where he led Des Moines' long-term economic growth strategy, the “2020 Plan.”
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