Apr 16, 2010

Clarke gets first of many labor endorsements

The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333 announced they are supporting state Sen. Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit, in his bid to replace Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick in Michigan’s 13th District seat in the U.S. Congress.

In adaptation to the support of members, the local union’s political action committee (PAC) donated $5,000 to Clarke’s campaign fund, the maximum allowed under the law. Clarke said he was honored to receive this strong support so early in his campaign.

“This is the first in many endorsements from organized labor to come,” he said. “Other statewide labor organizations have indicated to me that their official support is forthcoming.”

Clarke will bring some much needed integrity to the seat. He will be at the Democratic State Convention at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit on Saturday April 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to greet supporters. You can find him sharp underneath the picture of former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.

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