Edwards received key endorsement Friday in Iowa.
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards received aboost Friday from Caucus for Priorities, a group launched by Ben & Jerry's ice cream co-founder Ben Cohen, that aims to eliminate wasteful Pentagon spending.
Cohen described Edwards as "a leader who listens, and always gives the straight answers Americans deserve from their president."
"As commander-in-chief, he'll do whatever it takes to keep us safe but he'll also make sure Americans have health care, strong schools, and the
opportunity to get ahead. He'll eliminate billions in wasteful Pentagon
spending, and put our budget back in line with our values."
Edwards cited the issue of Blackwater to highlight the fact that government
spending needs to be scrutinized.
Caucus for Priorities says the endorsement represents 10,000 Iowa caucus
goers who will now pledge to support Edwards in January.
- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch