Northeast Times

Schwartz gets labor union’s endorsement

Schwartz garners key sup­port in push for gov­ernor.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz last week re­ceived a couple bits of good news re­lated to her cam­paign for gov­ernor.

Schwartz, a Demo­crat, was en­dorsed by a labor uni­on and was pegged in a poll as the lead­er in the primary and gen­er­al elec­tions.

Boil­er­makers Loc­al 13, which rep­res­ents al­most 800 mem­bers in 41 counties in Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Del., is back­ing Schwartz.

“Con­gress­wo­man Schwartz has long been a friend of Loc­al 13 and has demon­strated her com­mit­ment to work­ers over and over again,” busi­ness man­ager John Clark and busi­ness agent/vice pres­id­ent Mar­tin Wil­li­ams said in a joint state­ment.

“Allyson doesn’t just talk about bring­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs to Pennsylvania. She played a vi­tal role in keep­ing our south­east­ern re­finer­ies open, se­cur­ing good-pay­ing jobs for our mem­bers and many oth­er Pennsylvani­ans. We will make sure that she has our full sup­port to give her the chance she needs to re-en­er­gize Pennsylvania and pri­or­it­ize work­ers the way they de­serve.”

Mean­while, the Quin­nipi­ac Uni­versity Polling In­sti­tute re­leased a sur­vey show­ing Schwartz ahead of Re­pub­lic­an Gov. Tom Corbett, 45 per­cent to 35 per­cent.

In the primary poll, Schwartz took 18 per­cent.

A dis­tant second was Katie Mc­Ginty, a Rhawn­hurst nat­ive and former sec­ret­ary of the state De­part­ment of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion, with 5 per­cent. State Treas­urer Rob Mc­Cord was third with 4 per­cent. He would beat Corbett, 43 per­cent to 35 per­cent. Tom Wolf, a York County busi­ness­man and former sec­ret­ary of the state De­part­ment of Rev­en­ue, had 2 per­cent.

Four can­did­ates had 1 per­cent apiece. They are state Sen. Mike Stack, Al­lentown May­or Ed Pawlowski, former DEP sec­ret­ary John Hanger and Max My­ers, a pas­tor, busi­ness­man and au­thor from Cum­ber­land County. ••

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