February 14th, 2008
05:01 PM ET
7 years ago

Major union nod for Obama

(CNN) - One of the country’s biggest unions - the United Food and Commercial Workers Union - voted Thursday to endorse Barack Obama.

Obama’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, had also hoped for the union’s nod.

The union, which has more than a million members, is very active in Ohio and Texas - both contests the Clinton campaign is counting on to help her regain momentum in the Democratic presidential race.

It is also very strong in Pennsylvania, another major contest looming on the horizon, and is a major force in voter turnout in all three states.

The union represents workers in the meatpacking industry, in supermarkets and food processing.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (184 Responses)
  1. Deborra - Dallas, TX

    I'm so happy for you Obama! I can't wait to vote. "Yes, We can!" "Yes, We can!" I'm praying that you become our next "President" of United States of America! Yes, We Can............................!

    February 14, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. B. hawkins

    The writing is on the wall. If Hillary has all this so called expierence how does she explain rasing 140 million dollars and runnig out of money. How does she explain losing 8 contests in a row.How does she explain changing campaign managers in the middle of the game by firing her latino campaign manager before she heads into Texas a state that is a" must win "if she is to survive.How does she explain the fact that she will not release her tax returns when all the other candidates have. How is this expierence. This is the type of expierence that we have had for the last 8 years. Enough All Ready!!

    IT'S Time For a Change. It's Time for OBMA.

    February 14, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Rajiv Saxena

    Obama your campaign is making it look like as if there is only one party fighting elections. So much of interest is generated by you that it looks like its between Obama and Hillary and repulicans look as if they are out of this race already.
    The change is eminent and you will do it OBAMA.

    February 14, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Jeremy

    SMOOTH TALK THATS ALL YOU GET FROM OBAMA SHOW ME HIS RECORD??OH HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE, WHY WOULD AMERICA PUT A PERSON IN OFFICE THAT HAS LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE..ATLEAST WITH HILLARY YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING...OH GOOD LUCK AMERICA IF OBAMA GETS THE NOMINEE AND MAKES PRESIDENT THE CHANGE YOU GET MAY NOT BE THE ONE YOU WANT.....

    February 14, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  5. tom

    obama change we can regret

    February 14, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. VC From Sydney AUSTRALIA

    HELLOW FRIENDS, LIKE YOU KNOW WE JUST HAD AN ELCTION TOO IN AUSTRALIA. DURING THAT CAMPAINE, THE"EXPERIENCE" JOHN HOWARD(FORMER pRIME MINISTER) MAKE US BELEIVE THAT A VOTE FOR KELVIN RUDD(NEW PM) WILL DESTROY THIS COUNTRY (THE FEAR GAME) BUT BEHOLD SINCE HE WAS ELECTED, ALL WE HAVE HAD IS CHANGE, CHANGE AND CHANGE. FIXING ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT THE HOWARD GOVT HAVE CREATED OR IGNORED.... YOU KNOW WHAT, EVERYBODY EVEN THE HOWARD PARTY IS PRAISING HIS SKILLS AND HARDWORKING SPIRIT.... HE HAS SIGNED KYOTO, APOLOGISED TO THE ABORIGINALS (STOLEN GENERATION WHICH BROUGHT TEARS TO EVERYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY) FROZEN GOVT OFFICIAL WAGES FOR ONE YEAR IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL INFLATION.... BEFORE THE ELECTION, HE WASN'T GIVEN A CHANCE BECAUSE HE SAID LIKE OBAMA IS SAYING "IT WILL NOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL IN GOVT.
    SO, MY SMART AMERICANS FRIEND, NO ONE IS INDISPENSABLE. CLINTON BELONG TO THE OLD WASHINGTON WAYS, YOU GUYSS NEEDS A NEW DIRECTION TO ONCE AGAIN EARN THE WORLD'S LOVE AND RESPECT. FROM THE REMAINING 3 CANDIDATE, ONLY OBAMA CAN GIVE YOU GUYS THAT. "YES WE CAN"
    LOVE FROM AUSTRALIA.... WATCHING

    February 14, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  7. Hope and Promises

    Obama supporters, open your eyes and your brains, wake up and face the reality. Hope and promises that Obama is offering in his speeches in order to win the white house will not bring food on your table, fill your tanks with gas or pay your bills, ACTION will just as Clinton is trying to make you Obama supporters. Hope and promises will not bring peace in the world, ACTION will. Grow up your Obama supporters with little brains.

    February 14, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. No Obama

    No Obama. The change will be one to regret.. Wake up America! Who cares if Hillary was a wife that got cheated on, she's not the first wife in this country to be heated on.

    Vote no Obama!!!!! Vote no a Obama!!!!

    February 14, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  9. Texas for obama

    Could someone please tell the hillerasers and to give up with at least dignity and drop from the race and tell her crying mama that if she knows how to count, not to count on TEXAS,

    Enough is enough, with the North Trade Agreement, back up the rich banks with the banckrupcy laws, and I voted for the Iraq if I only knew what I knew know. WELL HOW ABOUT ALL THE INJURED SOLDIERS AND THE ONES WHO DIED. AND MOST THEIR FAMILIES.

    WE DO NOT WANT YOU AT UTPA!!!!!! GO AWAY

    TEXAS FOR OBAMA, TEXAS FOR OBAMA, TEXAS FOR OBAMA, TEXAS FOR OBAMA, TEXAS FOR OBAMA, TEXAS FOR OBAMA.

    LATINOS FOR OBAMA
    wHITE FOR OBAMA
    EVERYONE FOR OBAMA

    YES WE CAN,YES WE CAN

    February 14, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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