Monday, October 19, 2009

Union members hear from Dems for governor

The next election is more than a year away, but four of the five Democratic candidates for Vermont governor aren't waiting - they were at the Lake Morey Resort Saturday to garner support from the state AFL-CIO. Jill Charbonneau of Middlebury, Vermont AFL-CIO said union members like to hear from potential candidates early and have their voices shape campaigns. The unions heard from a host of politicians including the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates -- Former Sen. Matt Dunne, Sen. Doug Racine, Sen. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of State Deb Markowitz. The group also heard from Progressive Anthony Pollina, the candidate endorsed by the AFL-CIO in 2008.