Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dualing Union Endorsements in AG Race

First I get an email from Koster about picking up the painters union endorsement, then this one from Harris:

Harris Receives Another Major Labor Endorsement
The 15,000 Member Missouri State Council of Machinists
Endorse Jeff Harris for Attorney General

Columbia – Former Missouri House Democratic Leader and Democratic candidate for Attorney General Jeff Harris has received the endorsement of the Missouri State Council of Machinists.

Mike Louis, President of the Missouri State Council of Machinists said today that, “Jeff Harris’ commitment to the working women and men of this state has been unwavering. Time after time Jeff has stood up to fight for what’s important to the labor movement, and I have no doubt he’ll continue to do the same as our next Attorney General.” Louis added, “The members of Missouri State Council of Machinists are enthusiastic about Jeff’s campaign and proud to endorse him."

”Our campaign gets better and stronger with every passing day," Harris said. “We’ve got the momentum.” Harris went on to say, “As Attorney General I am committed to protecting the rights of the working men and women of Missouri. I am proud to have the members of Missouri State Council of Machinists standing with me and supporting my candidacy for Attorney General.”

My understanding is that Margaret Donnelly has not picked up a single union endorsement. She has loaned herself lots of money. Looking more and more like a 2 person race.