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Schwartz gets mine workers nod

Published by Tim McNulty on .

SchwartzOne of the keys in the Democratic gubernatorial race will be who best can appeal to voters in Western Pa, as all the candidates so far are from out east. Along those lines Allyson Schwartz picked up a nice endorsement today from the United Mine Workers, which has a sizable presence in this part of the state, and agreed to back her late last week.

From a press release from Schwartz's campaign:

"We have worked with Allyson for years, and she has always stood up for working men and women. That's why we enthusiastically support her for Governor of Pennsylvania. Of all the candidates running, she stands out. She will bring effective leadership back to Harrisburg and will stand up for our members in western Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth," said Ed Yankovich UMWA International District 2 Vice President.

Here's Jim O'Toole's latest look at the race, and a list of policy rollouts from the Dems.

Schwartz's full statement is after the jump:

Philadelphia, PA---Citing her commitment to their members and working men and women across Pennsylvania, the United Mine Workers of America announced their endorsement of Allyson Schwartz for Governor.

"We have worked with Allyson for years, and she has always stood up for working men and women. That's why we enthusiastically support her for Governor of Pennsylvania. Of all the candidates running, she stands out. She will bring effective leadership back to Harrisburg and will stand up for our members in western Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth," said Ed Yankovich UMWA International District 2 Vice President.

"The UMWA of Pennsylvania have been an important part of the state's economy for nearly a century," Allyson Schwartz said. "They have been vital to the labor movement and critical toward powering Pennsylvania's economy. I have been proud to stand with them for years as they have worked to improve safety standards and health benefits, and I am honored they have chosen to stand with our campaign as we work to bring effective leadership back to Harrisburg," Schwartz added.

Schwartz has previously accepted the endorsements of key labor unions including: United Steel Workers Local 10-1, Boilermakers Local 19 and PASNAP.

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