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CWA endorses Jeffries for Congress against Rep. Towns

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Reid Pillifant has the story on about the Communication Workers of America throwing their support behind Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in his bid to unseat Congressman Ed Towns.

"We believe that he has crossed over at least to the right wing of the Democratic Party," Pillifant has CWA District 1 vice president Chris Shelton quoted as saying.

Reached by phone, CWA District 1 legislative and political organizer Bob Master said, "On a range of issues, the incumbent has not stood with working people. The most glarin are all these votes on trade agree that we opppose.

"Someone who represents a district in Brooklyn like that should be a champion. We need more champions in congress and in Washington and Hakeem Jeffries has been that kind of champion for us in Albany."

This is the Jeffries third union endorsement in the race.