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Braley picks up union endorsement

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DES MOINES, IA – Last week, delegates of District Council 81 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) voted to endorse Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate.

“There is no doubt in our minds that Congressman Braley will carry on Senator Harkin’s legacy of commitment to the middle class,” said Robert Gilmore, business manager/secretary-treasurer for IUPAT District Council 81. The IUPAT represents over 2,500 public employees and construction workers in Iowa, and over 100,000 active and retired members in the rest of North America. Renowned as a leader in political activism, IUPAT members are easily recognized by their black and gold colors at rallies and get out the vote efforts for the candidates they support.

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 81,” said Braley. “I’m running for Senate to strengthen the middle class, create economic opportunity for everyone, and bring people together to get things done. Their support will be a big help as we continue to build our grassroots campaign.”

The IUPAT represents men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the public sector and the Finishing Trades – commercial and industrial painting, glass work, floor covering installation, drywall finishing and sign and display.

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