There are so many endorsements in the statewide races that we rarely list them. But given the prominent place the Pittsburgh firefighters union has long played in city politics, here's their nod for Jack Wagner, who has always been close with union head (and fellow Vietnam vet) Joey King.
From Team Wagner:
The Pittsburgh Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local No. 1 has announced its endorsement of Auditor General Jack Wagner for Governor. Organized in 1903, Local No. 1 has the distinction of being the first firefighter union in the country.
In an endorsement statement issued by Local No. 1, President Joseph E. King said:
"It is an honor to support someone like you who will support workers and their rights. We support your vision for Pennsylvania and know that you are the right person to make it happen. We know that electing someone with your background of hard work and integrity will lead this state to success."
"I am humbly grateful and privileged to have the support of Joseph King and the Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local No. 1, and commend them for their hard work and dedication to improving public safety for all Pennsylvanians," Wagner said. "These brave men and women put their lives on the line. I look forward to working with them if I am fortunate to be elected Governor."