Miami Airport Workers' Union Endorses Tim Canova
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At this point, it's clear that virtually all of the support for Tim Canova's congressional campaign is coming from the same frothing section of the populace that's pulling for Bernie Sanders. In March, two major unions — the Communication Workers of America and National Nurses United — both endorsed Canova after also throwing their support behind Sanders. (Nurses United has even been driving "Bernie Buses" around, canvassing on foot for the frozen warlock of a presidential candidate.) Veterans for Bernie Sanders
Today, Canova picked up yet another big endorsement, this time from the Transportation Workers United 538, which represents the 2,500 Miami International Airport employees.
"Our issues at MIA are federal in nature, and over the past several years, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been virtually 'missing in action' when it comes to supporting our members' issues, unlike other members of the South Florida delegation," Union President Sidney Jimenez said in a statement. He added: "Tim will work with us side-by-side to ensure our members sustain good-paying jobs with quality healthcare and retirement security."
He then said he will "personally knock on as many doors as I can" and formulate a "boots-on-the-ground" program to defeat
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Though Canova has received a ton of national press — and $500,000 in campaign donations — since he announced his candidacy in January, one major, flapping red flag remains: Whether anyone within Florida (and especially Broward County) actually wants to vote for him. Broward is one of the nation's staunchest, traditionally Democratic communities — three-quarters of both Broward and Miami-Dade voted for Clinton during the Democratic primary. Online, it seems that the vast majority of Canova's support is coming from out-of-state Sanders supporters, and Canova has yet to publish a geographic breakdown of his donations.
Regardless, today's endorsement is further proof that a real fight is brewing.
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