IBB endorses McAuliffe for Virginia governor

Former DNC head also chaired Hillary Clinton presidential campaign

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia March 31. Intl. Pres. Newton B. Jones issued a statement supporting McAuliffe.

He stated: “Terry has spent years fighting for working families. Like millions of other Americans, Boilermakers are nervous about the economy and about their future, and their children’s future. There is uncertainty and concern, but also hope. We believe our best days are ahead of us, and Terry is the best answer to Virginia’s need for a leader who can take on some very tough challenges and build a stronger economy.”

A businessman and political consultant, McAuliffe served as the head of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005 and chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008.

In response to the Boilermakers’ endorsement, McAuliffe stated: “I am counting on Virginia’s workers to be my number one partner in the governor’s office. Hardworking men and women like those from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers who build ships, repair our naval vessels, maintain our energy infrastructure, and make Virginia a safer place for all residents…are an incredible asset to the Commonwealth, and I will be honored to work with them as governor.”

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Published on the Web: April 2, 2009

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