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CWA Will Not Endorse in 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary

11.19.07

By JESSE J. HOLLAND
The Associated Press
Wednesday, November 14, 2007; 6:35 PM

WASHINGTON ## Another union is sitting out the Democratic presidential primary.

The Communications Workers of America announced Wednesday that it will not immediately endorse any of the Democratic presidential candidates. Instead, the union will allow its local unions and councils to make their own decisions on endorsements.

The union made its decision after asking members to vote during a six-week online poll.

“Voters made clear that they preferred no endorsement by the national union at this time,” union president Larry Cohen said.

Cohen said CWA members were split among the three Democratic front-runners, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.

But when asked whether the union should endorse anyone, a slight majority of the 30,000-plus votes were for no endorsement, he said.

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(re-posted from the Democratic Underground Labor Forum Democratic Underground Labor Forum)

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