Edwards picked up another union endorsement Thursday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Presidential rivals, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Hillary Clinton, each added another union endorsement to their competing presidential campaigns Thursday, another sign that the race for presidential nominations is heading into the stretch run.
Edwards was formally backed by the Transport Workers Union in New York City - one of the largest local unions in the Big Apple with 200,000 members that includes workers who operate the city’s subway system. Clinton was endorsed by the Transportation Communications Union, which is comprised of 65,000 members, mostly from the railroad industry.
“I’m proud to stand in New York with members of the Transport Workers Union, who keep the City moving and help keep New Yorkers safe,” Edwards said in statement released by his campaign. “For too long, these good union men and women and millions of other working families have been ignored by a broken system in Washington.”
“America’s working families will not be invisible in my administration,” Clinton said in a statement released by her campaign.
Edwards currently leads the Democratic White House contenders with four union endorsements and Clinton currently has three union endorsements.
–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart