The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1189 are backing Democrat Rick Nolan’s campaign for Congress.
“This is a very important endorsement for our union. The assault on working families has never been more aggressive,” UFCW President Don Seaquist said in a statement. “We need more than someone who just supports our fight for collective bargaining rights, fair wages, and job creation. We need a champion and an effective leader at this critical hour. Rick is that person!”
Nolan, who is running in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District said he’s thrilled by the endorsement.
“This endorsement is another strong sign that our campaign is resonating with working families in the 8th District and beyond,” Nolan said in a fundraising letter to supporters.”
Nolan is vying for the DFL endorsement against former state Sen. Tarryl Clark, Duluth City Council member Jeff Anderson and Daniel Fanning.
Whoever wins the DFL nomination is likely to square off against Republican Chip Cravaack but it depends on how the state’s political boundaries are redrawn as a result of redistricting.