Wednesday, December 14, 2011

IBEW LOCAL 134 Endorses Raja Krishnamoorthi

Via his Facebook page. Raja's getting the local endorsements while the national players go for Duckworth.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 today endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi’s candidacy for Illinoi’s 8th Congressional District. IBEW Local 134 is one of the most powerful local unions in the Chicago-land area and Illinois with 14,254 members.

“I am proud to have the strong support of IBEW Local 134 and its 14,000+ members,” said Krishnamoorthi. “I got into this race to fight for working class families, small businesses, and middle class prosperity.”

Krishnamoorthi’s role as president of a small business and a family man puts him on the front lines of this economic crisis every day and puts him in a unique position to understand what working families and small businesses are going through.

“As a job creator and the president of a local small business, I am the only candidate with the economic and business credibility needed to challenge Joe Walsh and the Tea Party’s radical economic agenda”, continued Krishnamoorthi. “I will continue to be a strong advocate for working families, labor, and small businesses both on the campaign trial and in the halls of Congress.”

IBEW Local 134 is the most recent labor organization to endorse Krishnamoorthi’s candidacy. Other unions that have endorsed Raja are:
Northwest Suburban Teachers Union IFT Local 1211
Illinois State Council of Machinists
Sheet Metal Workers Local 73
Painters District Council 30
Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (Plasterers’ Union) Local 5

“Raja’s economic message really resonates with working families here in the district and that is why we have gathered the lion’s share of local support,” said Campaign Spokesman Mike Murray. “Working class families that know Raja know that he fights for the middle class and promotes progressive economic solutions to create jobs and grow the economy.”

“Raja is the only candidate with a depth of business and economic experience. Raja draws upon that experience to promote well thought out, progressive solutions to the hardships our economy faces,” continued Murray. “Raja’s strong local grass roots support is due to the fact that Raja is the only candidate in this race with the economic bona fides necessary to stand up to the Tea Party in Congress and defend the Democratic economic agenda as pro-small business, pro-working family, and pro-job creation.”

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