wins "recommendation" from state's largest union - Vermont-National Education Association
with more than 11,000 members.
That's his third union endorsement in less than a week and pretty much up locks up the state's largest labor groups behind an independent/progressive candidate for governor.
Sitting on the sidelines, Gov. Jim Douglas has got to be happy. If he wasn't going to get these endorsements, he has to want them to go to Pollina
because it weakens his Democratic challenger, House Speaker Gaye Symington
. (Douglas has the professional firefighters in his endorsement column and Symington has Vermont Teamsters Locals 1 and 597)Symington
did secure Hillary Clinton's endorsement today, but Clinton doesn't vote in Vermont, can't be expected to make phone calls or put out yard signs or provide any of the other "boots on the ground" support that Pollina
has been promised from the unions now backing him.
Ouch!. That's the only way to look at these endorsements from the Symington
-- Nancy Remsen