FITCHBURG, Mass. — He is the president of an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) local in Worcester and says that he is one of three officials of the local who is supporting Republican Scott Brown.
There is top-down pressure from AFSCME pressuring locals to support Democrat Martha Coakley, but the president of this local (there are multiple AFSCME locals in Worcester) says he tosses those directives “straight in the garbage.”
This special election is a harbinger of future results, said this blue-collar reneaged. “I’ve got a sign on my wall — ‘Kerry, You’re Next!'”