AFL-CIO Obama endorsement to come on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON--The general board of the AFL-CIO on Thursday is expected to endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). The board will convene Thursday in a conference call to make it official. The endorsement brings what will be the AFL-CIO's largest voter mobilization ever--outreach to more than 13 million voters in 24 priority states in support of Obama. The labor federation has budgeted a record $53.4 million for their entire 2008 voting program, which includes down ticket races. Though it was not on his schedule, Obama met with AFL-CIO leaders and union presidents at the AFL-CIO building--down the street from the White House on June 18. Obama met the labor leaders--including AFL-CIO president John Sweeney--in a conference room for about 90 minutes for an informal discussion where he took a number of questions.

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UNION STRONG, UNION TOUGH!
WHEN THE AFL-CIO GIVES YOU THEIR ENDORSEMENT, THAT'S BIG TIME!
13 MILLION VOTERS IN 24 STATES!
HEY JOHN DOESN'T THAT JUST TAKE ALOT OF WIND OUT OF YOUR SAILS!
THANK-YOU PRESIDENT SWEENEY AND THE AFL-CIO!
BARACK OBAMA WILL BRING HOME THE BACON!

OBAMA IS WINNING IN COLORADO, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN!
JOHN MCCAIN YOU'RE MIGHTY QUIET OVERTHERE!

Surprise, Surprise the AFL/CIO endorsing Barack Obama when did a union endorse a Republican. Democrat labor endorsements are the norm. This article is so what. Everybody takes union endorsements for Democrats for granted, it is not news.

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