Saturday, March 27, 2010


The state AFL-CIO’s voting body officially endorsed three federal office-seekers today at its Hot Springs meeting.

The AFL-CIO endorsed Democratic Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the U.S. Senate race, a move long predicted by their visible support of his candidacy. Second District Congressional candidate State Sen. Joyce Elliott, a Democrat, was also endorsed by the group.

In the First Congressional District, Democrat Chad Causey received the AFL-CIO endorsement.

Of other note, the labor group endorsed Rep. Monty Davenport, a Democrat, in his bid for Commissioner of State Lands.

The AFL-CIO handed out a triple endorsement to all 3 Democratic candidates for Secretary of State - Doris Tate, Mark Wilcox, and Pat O’Brien.