AFL-CIO: Labor-Backed Candidates Win Big in Tuesday’s Elections

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Union members and labor leaders prepare to get out the vote in New Jersey. Photo by NJ AFL-CIO

Reprinted from The AFL-CIO’s blog Now by Tim Schlittner on November 8, 2017.

“It was a big night for labor’s agenda as pro-worker candidates won election from coast to coast Tuesday,” writes Tim Schlittner in the AFL-CIO’s blog Now. …

“In Virginia, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam handily defeated Ed Gillespie as AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates won throughout the commonwealth. …

“In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, one of several key victories for labor in the state. …

AFL-CIO now 11/8

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