State Sen. Eric Coleman has received the endorsement of Connecticut AFL-CIO. Coleman, whose district includes portions of Windsor, Bloomfield and Hartford, will face two Democratic candidates in the August primary. City Council President Shawn Wooden and Former Windsor Town Councilman Len Walker are challenging Coleman.
“Senator Coleman has a long history of fighting for working families in the Second Senatorial District and across the state of Connecticut,” Lori Pelletier, CT AFL-CIO’s executive secretary treasurer, said in a prepared statement. “Senator Coleman has continually stood up for workers and the labor movement is proud to stand with him.”
Here’s the release from Coleman’s camp:
AFL-CIO ENDORSES COLEMAN FOR SENATE
HARTFORD, CT — State Senator Eric Coleman’s reelection campaign received the endorsement of Connecticut’s AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor federation, at their Tenth Biennial Political Convention in June. Coleman was endorsed unanimously, along with several other candidates for office.
“Senator Coleman has a long history of fighting for working families in the Second Senatorial District and across the state of Connecticut,” said Lori Pelletier, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. “That is why the Connecticut AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed the Senator at our biennial convention in June. Senator Coleman has continually stood up for workers and the labor movement is proud to stand with him.”
“I’ve always fought hard for the working families of Hartford, Windsor and Bloomfield,” Coleman responded. “I humbly accept the endorsement of AFL-CIO, and I look forward to working along side them not only in this election but in the years to come.”
The endorsement of AFL-CIO marks the first major labor endorsement in the race before the August 12th Democratic primary.