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Specter wins big service union backing

Specter wins big service union backing

Senator Arlen Specter continued to find the forces of organized labor on his side Monday, winning the endorsement of the state’s chapter of the powerful Service Employees International Union.

“SEIU fights for its members, so we have a natural kinship with Senator Specter, who is well known as a fighter for Pennsylvania,” Eileen Connelly, executive director of the SEIU’s state council, said in a statement. “He’s been there for us and now we are proud to be here for him. We have close to 100,000 SEIU members in PA and we are ready to play our part in making sure Senator Specter stays in the US Senate so he can keep working on behalf of Pennsylvania families.”

Two months before his primary showdown with Joe Sestak, Specter—always organized labor’s favorite Republican when he was still with the GOP—has slowly but surely been racking up the bulk of union support in Pennsylvania.

“SEIU is a political powerhouse and their endorsement along with their grassroots assistance will be a big boost to my Democratic primary campaign,” Specter said in a statement.

March 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm Staff

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  1. Adam Schwartzbaum

    Mar 15th, 2010

    This is really good news for Specter. Locking up Union support will go a long way in guaranteeing victory on the primary in a few months.

  2. Jackie Treehorn

    Mar 16th, 2010

    Imagine that. Next you will tell me that he has gained the support of the trial lawyers.

  3. HateSestak

    Mar 16th, 2010

    Jackie Treehorn: At least Senator Specter has not been endorsed by a degenerate freak Congressman who fondles the genitals of unsuspecting young males. Representative Sestak has cornered the market on such endorsements.

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