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Friday, August 31, 2007

John Edwards Wins Two Key Union Endorsements

John Edwards has won two key union endorsements in his campaign for the presidency.

Yesterday, the Carpenters Union endorsed Edwards.

"Our endorsement is based on the Senator's outspoken support for all of organized labor and his focus on America's working families," said Carpenters President Douglas J. McCarron. "In addition to his support for labor, our leadership was particularly impressed with the Senator's strong stand on trade."

"We also believe that Senator Edwards will have a great appeal in a general election," McCarron continued. "He has the ability to reach out to moderate voters, including the members of our union, and to address their very real concerns about jobs, health care and the economy."

Their formal endorsement will come on September 8th, at a rally in New Hampshire.

On Labor Day, the Steelworkers Union will endorse Edwards at a rally in Pittsburgh.

Edwards has made support for unions a key feature not only of his campaign, but of his advocacy for many years before his campaign. I'm glad to see the unions are recognizing his work. These endorsements are well deserved.

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