Monday, October 23, 2006
Shipyard Union Endorses Shea-Porter
Shipyard unions back Shea-Porter against Bradley
By BEVERLEY WANG
Associated Press Writer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Unions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard endorsed Democrat Carol Shea-Porter for Congress on Monday despite Republican incumbent Jeb Bradley's work on their behalf.
Paul O'Connor, president of the 11-union Metal Trades Council, announced the endorsement at a news conference.
O'Connor said Shea-Porter would be a strong voice for change in Washington and work harder than Bradley for blue collar families in the 1st District.
"Carol will support and defend hardworking Americans - the vast majority of us. She's not going to be subjugated by corporate interests," he said in a telephone interview after the announcement.
Check out the whole story. The Republicans are going nuts - to hear them talk, Jeb saved the shipyard singlehandedly. I suspect that the Maine delegation had a lot more to do with it than Jeb did.
Be sure to watch Carol Shea Porter debate Bradley Tuesday the 24 at 7 pm on WMUR.