Union Endorses Kind’s Opponent

Myron Buchholz, Ron Kind’s opponent in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional district, got the endorsement of a major union on Friday. Kind has struggled with unions as a result of his stances on free trade deals that unions claim lead to job losses and outsourcing.

The press release is below:

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, has formally endorsed Myron Buchholz for United States Congress.

Per Linda L. Hinton, Vice President of the CWA District 4, β€œI am pleased to inform you that the Communications Workers of America District 4 endorses your campaign for United States Congress. We look forward to working with you, both during your campaign and as a Member of Congress.”

Myron Buchholz is the Democratic challenger to incumbent Democrat, Ron Kind, in the Third Congressional District.

β€œIt is an honor to get an endorsement from one of the first unions to support Bernie Sanders. I asked the CWA for an endorsement less than a month ago, they vetted me and decided I share their interests. I am proud to be endorsed by the hard working people of the CWA. I value the importance of a strong union and look forward to working with them.”

About the writer: Chris Rochester has worked in communications and finance for a state Senate and congressional campaign, consulted on numerous Assembly and local races, and has held leadership roles in his local Republican Party. He's communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.