Yesterday in Farmington, the state division of the United Auto Workers (UAW-Region 9A) announced their endorsement of Chris Murphy's campaign for Senate.
Today, at their regional HQ in Farmington, leadership and members of UAW Region 9A will announce their endorsement of Chris Murphy for Senate in 2012. In doing so, they become the first statewide organized labor union to endorse in the 2012 CT-SEN race.
“Ultimately this Senate race will be about fighting for, and protecting, the regular, every day working person as they strive to make a better life for their families”, Murphy said. “I can think of no better partner in this effort than my friends at UAW. It’s an honor to have them as such an early part of our grassroots campaign.”
Although I couldn't attend the endorsement announcement, fortunately the Director of UAW Region 9A lives in my neck of the woods. Last night in Danbury, I had an opportunity to speak with UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner where she elaborated on the union's endorsement of Murphy.