Union Endorsement News
Sitting Democrat fights to keep his seat in contentious primary battle
In the 2018 primaries, Democrats are looking to define the direction of their party, as the progressive grassroots movement gains strength. That fight is playing out in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District in a race between conservative incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski and his progressive challenger,
Ohio Election Results
Voters in the state of Ohio are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016. There are 18 electoral votes at stake in Ohio in the presidential race. There's an old saying, as Ohio goes, so goes the nation. There's a lot riding on the Buckeye State for both candidates. Ohio has voted for the winner of
The Note: GOP Enters Debate-Free Month
NOTABLES --BUSH STILL THINKS HE'S THE BETTER BET: The Jeb Bush that greeted veterans at an old Coca-Cola manufacturing plant yesterday was technically the same man voters saw last week. His stump speech was the same, he spoke with just as many voters as he usually does and went over his normal
Bernie Sanders Lands His Biggest Union Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders has landed his biggest labor endorsement to date: the American Postal Workers Union , or APWU. The group represents 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees and retirees from across all 50 states. The APWU executive board announced its choice early this morning. The commitment comes at
AFL-CIO, Labor Unions Line Up Behind Obama
The nation’s largest labor unions, whose support has been a mainstay of the Democratic Party, have set aside their frustrations and disappointments in President Obama and formally lined up behind his bid for a second term. Today the American Federal of Labor and Congress of...
Elizabeth Warren Runs for Senate as Democrat, But Exerts Independence
Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law school professor and consumer advocate, officially entered the Massachusetts Senate race. She’d been testing the waters for weeks and now faces the ultimate test: Can she connect with Massachusetts voters and withstand a long primary to take the Senate seat...
The Note: Ground Game On
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER GROUND GAME ON. As candidates across the country begin their last frenzied week of campaigning, the parties and outside groups turning their attention to a robust get-out-the-vote operation, which will be absolutely key for...
THE NOTE: Clinton Stumble Provides Dems an Opening
‘Overhyped’: Clinton hands rivals a fresh issue with immigration equivocation
Oprah becomes test of what an endorsement means
Oprah Winfrey can get people to read Tolstoy, sell millions of magazines and turn a mail-order canvas bag into a hot item just by naming it one of her favorite things. To get Americans to vote for her favorite presidential candidate, Democrat Barack Obama, though, she'll have to twice prove
Sneak Peek: Countdown to Kickoff: Dem Forum
In just a couple of hours, seven Democratic candidates will line up on the 10-yard line at Chicago's Soldier Field in the AFL-CIO forum. Each candidate is looking to make an impression that will put them closer to that seemingly elusive AFL-CIO consensus endorsement before the primary season voting