The Scranton Building & Construction Trades Council and Northeast Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed Corey O'Brien for Congress over incumbent Paul Kanjorski. I find this surprising because Kanjo has always had solid union support but then again he has never had a serious primary challenge.
TT: While Mr. Kanjorski has been a "good friend" to unions, affiliate unions to the Scranton trades council feel the congressman didn't do enough to ensure local contractors were selected for work brought in by federal money, said Scranton trades council president Drew Simpson...
Lackawanna County commissioners have signed a project labor agreement to ensure projects through Lackawanna County are performed with local union labor... "There are out-of-area contractors and work force doing work on the project while our affiliates are looking to put our members back to work," Mr. Simpson said.
O'Brien again claimed that he is more electable than Kanjorski; This election is also really not about myself and Paul Kanjorski - it's about winning and keeping the seat in November," Mr. O'Brien said. "Paul Kanjorski has a zero percent chance of beating (Republican candidate) Lou Barletta in November."
Kanjo spokesman Ed Mitchell disputes that; "Our polling data not only shows Kanjorski crushing O'Brien in the primary, but Barletta crushing O'Brien in the general," he said. "We've beaten Barletta twice."
I'd like to see that poll.
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