Former congressman Leonard Boswell is getting behind democrat Jim Mowrer.
The 27-year-old is running for the 4th district in the 2014 congressional district elections.
Boswell is supporting Mowrer because of his military background.
Boswell says Mowrer’s work in Iraq gives him the leadership skills Iowans need in Washington.
Mowrer joined the Iowa National Guard straight out of high school.
During one deployment, his unit served in Iraq a record 23-months. Most recently he worked on making the Army more efficient at the Pentagon.
The Boone native faces an uphill battle against Representative Steve King who has held his seat for six terms.