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Huge Labor Group Endorses Obama

By on 2.21.08 | 1:17PM

Change to Win, a liberal coalition of seven major unions with six million members, has endorsed Barack Obama. Several of the unions, such as the Teamsters, had already endorsed him, but nonetheless this formalizes the fact that Obama is the clear choice of big labor. It complicates the efforts of Hillary Clinton to mount a comeback by arguing that she is the choice of working-class Democrats. Obama now has the consolidated the support of blacks, young voters, upper-income whites, and unions--and keeps making progress among women--that's a good place to be in in a Democratic nomination contest.

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