Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Congressman Carnahan Endorsed By Labor Unions, Earns A+ from Veterans Group

Politicmo reports that Congressman Russ Carnahan was endorsed by labor leaders yesterday:
The St. Louis Laborers announced their support, citing Carnahan’s “strong record of advocating for the safety and rights of workers and his efforts to reinvest in infrastructure to create jobs and grow Missouri’s economy.”
“No one has fought harder for us than Russ Carnahan,” said Don Pizzo, Acting President of UAW Local 110. “Even during trying times, he stood by our side. We know that he will continue to fight for good-paying jobs in this area, which is why we fully support him for re-election.”

“My number one priority is getting people back to work,” Carnahan said. “I couldn’t be prouder to stand with the hardworking men and women of the UAW, and they have my word that I will keep fighting for them and their families.”
That's UAW, as in the United Auto Workers. So much for Ed Martin's spin that Carnahan somehow isn't fighting for auto workers in Missouri.

In other good news, the Hill reports that Congressman Carnahan was one of only 20 lawmakers in the House and Senate who earned an A+ on handling of ve terans issues from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Action Fund.

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