Tuesday, June 10, 2008

UAW Endorses Obama

Not any shock, really, but worth a post. The machine will get in gear now.

The United Auto Workers Union endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Tuesday, placing one of Michigan's most powerful Democratic Party institutions behind the Illinois senator.

Though not a surprise, the endorsement will likely be welcome for Obama, who has faced some criticism in Michigan for his positions on auto industry issues. And it means two Michigan superdelegates who are UAW officials likely will vote for him at this summer's convention.

"On every issue that counts, we can count on Barack Obama to stand with our members, our families and our communities," UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said in a written statement.

Saddle up!