Union Endorsement News
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...
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
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
Clinton Advisors Pushed for Penn to Go
From Eloise Harper, Kate Snow and Jake Tapper: Senator Hillary Clinton made the decision to push out senior strategist Mark Penn from her campaign Sunday after key aides became concerned that his outside work on a Colombian free-trade agreement that...
One Very Important Superdelegate
Republican front runner John McCain is set to be endorsed by the president's father. And Barack Obama got a second important union endorsement in as many days capping a very good week for the democratic front runner. Hillary Clinton on the other hand may be hit with another setback. There are