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Monday, September 03, 2007

United Mine Workers Pick John Edwards

I just learned the UMW endorsed John Edwards, in addition to the Steelworkers at a ceremony in Pittsburgh this morning. I haven't seen the total attendance figures, but it was estimated a 1000 were going to be there. Elizabeth Edwards and David Bonior also went with JRE to the event.

Here's an interesting tidbit I didn't know about the USW selection until I read Savage's diary (he's the President of the Local 10-1 in Philadelphia) at the Kos today:

Presidential Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the presidential survey. Thousands of you registered your top picks.

The results are as follows (for all candidates, not just Dems):

Top Choice

John Edwards 37.1% Bill Richardson 1.2%

Hillary Clinton 25.3% Ron Paul 1.0%

Barack Obama 12.6% Mike Huckabee 0.5%

Dennis Kucinich 5.8% Chris Dodd 0.3%

Joe Biden 5.3% Mike Gravel 0.2%

Fred Thompson 4.0% Tom Tancredo 0.2%

Rudy Giuliani 2.8% Sam Brownback 0.2%

John McCain 2.2% Duncan Hunter 0.0%

Mitt Romney 1.3%

Seems fitting for Labor Day. Meantime, my thoughts are with the families of the mine workers in Utah. The company gave up the rescue operations yesterday.

Update: check out NCDemAmy's diary at JRE's blog, and there is a video from Good Morning America from earlier today.

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  • I've been reading about the owner of the mine lately....Yikes!

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 2:11 PM  

  • Yeah CL, I don't like that man either. Weak leadership.

    By Blogger benny06, at 3:30 PM  

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