CAMPBELL ACCEPTS ENDORSEMENT OF LOUISIANA AFL-CIO: "I'M PROUD TO HAVE A LONG RECORD OF SUPPORTING WORKING FAMILIES."

Baton Rouge, La. - Candidate for U.S. Senate Foster Campbell accepted the unanimous endorsement of the Louisiana AFL-CIO Committee on Political Endorsements (COPE) Thursday in Baton Rouge.

The endorsement of the AFL-CIO includes the state's largest organization for teachers and school employees, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. Campbell, a former classroom teacher said he felt at ease. "I'm the only candidate running for senate who has a record of standing up for working families. You don't have to guess what I'll do - you already know," said Campbell. 

The Louisiana AFL-CIO, led by president Louis Reine, represents more than 100,000 Louisiana workers and their families including members of the building trades, professional educators, firefighters, police, railroad workers and state workers. 

"Foster Campbell has the support of our members because he has a very clear, long record of fighting for working women and men in Louisiana," said Reine. "Just like we did for Governor Edwards we're going to do everything in our power to elect Foster to the U.S. Senate." 

Governor John Bel Edwards, whose victory came with big financial support from the Louisiana AFL-CIO and its national partners, enthusiastically endorsed Campbell. Thursday, Campbell told AFL members that he will work hard to give the Governor a partner in Washington D.C.

"Like you, I was here in Louisiana working hard to elect our Governor so we could have some real leadership back in the Governor's mansion. But he cannot do it alone. We have to double down on the effort to elect people who really understand the struggle working people are facing," said Campbell. "I'm proud to have a long record of supporting working families." 

Ira Wray