Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorses Conor Lamb for Congress in PA-18 Special Election
PA’s largest federation of labor unions gives Lamb major grassroots momentum in the race to replace Tim Murphy on March 13th
MT. LEBANON, PA — Conor Lamb, the Democratic nominee for the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, was unanimously endorsed today by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the state. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO represents more than 800,000 union workers statewide, giving Lamb’s campaign significant grassroots momentum in the race to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy in the March 13th special election.
“The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Conor Lamb for the 18th Congressional District,” said Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale. “Conor’s background and service to our country not only reflects the values of the Labor Movement, but also demonstrates a deep understanding of civic duty. We know that he will represent the working people of Pennsylvania well in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
“It’s been a long time since our members have had a true champion for working families in the 18th Congressional District,” said Frank Snyder, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer.
“I’m honored to receive the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s endorsement and grateful to have the support of organized labor,” said Conor Lamb.”Everyone I talk to in this district tells me they want a representative who keeps their word and gets things done, fights for good jobs and affordable health care, protects seniors and the middle class — and that’s what they’ll get from me. No one has told me they want an ideological extremist who attacks workers’ rights, cuts taxes for the rich and big corporations, and cuts Medicare and Social Security — but that’s what they’re getting from this Congress, and that’s the agenda my opponent supports.”
Conor Lamb is a Marine, a former federal prosecutor, and the Democratic nominee for the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district on March 13th, 2018.