The AFL-CIO voted not to make an endorsement in the race
between Democratic candidates Tammy Duckworth and Raja Krishnamoorthi in the 8th congressional
district, according to the Krishnamoorthi campaign. Capitol Fax is reporting that Krishnamoorthi fell a few votes short of winning the endorsement.
Nonetheless, Krishnamoorthi's campaign is pleased with the union's decision, also alleging that "there was a strong, coordinated effort from the D.C. establishment to force local unions to endorse Washington’s favored candidate, Tammy Duckworth," according to a press release.
“The AFL-CIO vote is a clear indication that Raja’s message is resonating with working families in the district,” said Krishnamoorthi campaign spokesman Mike Murray. “The everyday voter is just starting to realize what local leaders and activists have known for a while -Raja is the best candidate for working families because Raja’s economic experience gives him the credibility needed to fight for middle class prosperity and Raja has detailed plan to provide real economic solutions for the working families.”
Tea Partier U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R) currently represents the 8th congressional district.