Speaking of Bruce Lunsford… he just picked up the endorsement of Change to Win, an organization comprised of the Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Service Employees International Union, Laborers and UNITE HERE.
Here’s Bruce’s statement on his latest pick-up:
I am honored to have earned the endorsement of these hard-working men and women across Kentucky.
Their organization’s name is meaningful this year. It is time for change in Washington so Kentucky’s working families can start winning again. It is time to bring Mitch McConnell home for good.
As Senator, I will work to create more good paying jobs in Kentucky and provide more opportunities for our children to live the American dream as I have been fortunate to do.
I am proud to have the support of these hardworking unions and excited to have their help in uniting Kentucky for change in November.
We’re not surprised organized labor has decided to endorse Bruce since he’ll likely face McConnell in the fall. But it’s definitely strange to be writing about them playing on the same team as the man they hated in, well, 2003-2007.
UPDATE @ 10:20:
Here’s the press release (PDF link) from Change to Win on their endorsement of Bruce. Forgot to include it earlier.
Interesting to note: Chris Sanders once told me (at a meeting last summer with the head of a prominent campaign finance-related D.C. political action committee) he swore to God he would never endorse Bruce Lunsford or anyone affiliated with him– meaning Greg Stumbo (this was post-primary.) My, how times have changed.