Sanders wins major New Hampshire union endorsement

Bernie Sanders has won a coveted union endorsement in New Hampshire as he faces the challenge of earning a repeat victory in the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Bernie Sanders has won a coveted union endorsement in New Hampshire as he faces the challenge of earning a repeat victory in the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary.

The Vermont senator’s presidential campaign announced Sunday that SEA/SEIU Local 1984 is endorsing Sanders once again, after earlier throwing support behind the lawmaker when he ran for president during the 2016 cycle. The organization bills itself as the state’s “second largest union with over 10,000 public and private sector members.”

Sanders also held a town hall with the union and publicly supported the state employees association during a stop on his “End Corporate Greed” tour of New Hampshire in late December.

“For decades, Senator Sanders has represented the interests of workers all across this country, and during these past few months, he has taken the time to support SEA/SEIU Local 1984 specifically,” SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla said in a statement provided by the Sanders campaign.