Thursday, March 15, 2007

More Presidential Candidates Going to Culinary Workers Union Rally

It appears that Dennis Kucinich isn't the only one planning to speak to the Culinary Workers Union, though he is the only one actually having the date up on its website.

The AP reports that several others have also confirmed:

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will attend the March 23 rally, on the eve of a candidates forum in Las Vegas. Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards, the Democrat most openly pushing to be the labor candidate, is not confirmed to attend, the union said Thursday.
Edwards campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said the former North Carolina senator “is making every effort” to address union members that day.
The Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, organizes cooks, waiters, housekeepers and other service workers in Nevada casinos. Its endorsement may be key to a strong showing in Nevada’s Democratic caucus Jan. 19, the second in the nation.

While this may be the case, the union clearly has to get its act together. Their website is an absolute mess with a "News" page that has last been updated in 2005. Of course there is no mention on their website about their rally, let alone a press release about the candidates attending.

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