State Politics

Jun 16, 2014 11:30 AM

2 Eastern Kentucky Labor Unions Endorse McConnell

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell says two eastern Kentucky labor unions have endorsed him for re-election.

McConnell's campaign announced Monday that officials with the American Federation of Government Employees correction officer locals in Clay and McCreary counties endorsed him because of his history of constituent service.

First Vice President of the Clay County local Stephen Creech said in a news release McConnell has always supported them in their dangerous profession. And Local 614 Vice President Sam Kitchen said in a news release McConnell has taken a personal interest in their concerns.

McConnell has pushed for national right-to-work legislation, which many labor unions oppose. McConnell's Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has been endorsed by the Kentucky chapter of the AFL-CIO and has promised to vote against right-to-work legislation.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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