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Moran Picks Up A Little Labor Support

Anita Kumar

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brian Moran picked up a couple new endorsements, including one with ties to labor.

Barbara Easterling, the first woman ever to serve as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, endorsed Moran, citing recent polling that shows he is the strongest general election candidate against Republican nominee Robert F. McDonnell.

"We know Brian will be with us as governor because he always has,'' Easterling said. "In these tough times, working families are facing real tough choices and Brian Moran understands what we're going through. I know he won't stop fighting until he gets us result and that's what we need as governor."

Moran's rival Terry McAuliffe has spent decades in Washington working with national Democratic leaders forging close ties to unions, and has receive many of the biggest labor endorsements.

Black Women for Obama for Change (BWFO4Change) also endorsed Moran today.

The group, a virtual national network of African American women who dedicated themselves to electing President Obama, cited Moran's strong support for Obama and his record of support for women and minority communities.

"We must continue the progress we made in 2008 by electing people that share President Obama's values in 2009," said Stephanie Myers, co-founder of BWFO4Change.

By Anita Kumar  |  April 16, 2009; 1:47 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Terry McAuliffe  
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