In a serious blow to the Sestak campaign the AFL-CIO announced yesterday it is endorsing Sen. Arlen Specter for re-election. Though they cited his voting record since switching parties a year ago the giant labor organization undermines its credibility be endorsing someone with only a 60% lifetime voting record on labor issues. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George said last year that such a record is good for a Republican but bad for a Democrat. What has changed?
I was curious if this was a viability issue due to the current poll numbers but apparently it came down to President Obama pressuring Labor to support his guy. This is curious since Obama ran workers under the bus in his health insurance reform bill. I don’t understand why this endorsement came out.