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Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Twelfth Biennial Political Convention today endorsed the following candidates.

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After a final round of interviews, the following candidates were endorsed by the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

State Senate
SD 6: Terry Gerratana
SD 14: James Maroney

State House
HD 6: Edwin Vargas*
HD 49: Susan Johnson
HD 86: Vincent Mase*
HD 102: Robin Comey
HD 122: Jose Concalves*
HD 137: Chris Perone*
HD 147: Matt Blumenthal

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* denotes an active or retired union member

Richard Trumka came to Milwaukee Tuesday to fire up labor activists and tear into Gov. Scott Walker.

The national president of the AFL-CIO used his address at the group's state convention to portray Walker as a "little puppet" of the billionaire Koch brothers.

Walker, the two-term Republican governor whose Act 10 crippled organized labor in 2011, faces Democrat Tony Evers in the fall.

"On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party," Trumka said.

Labor has always held electoral power, especially when wielded by women. Former Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins’s lifelong dedication to workers’ rights was sparked by witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, in which 146 people — predominantly young Jewish immigrant women — died, most as a result of locked factory doors. Though they shunned the ballot box, legendary political radicals like Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn were all labor organizers.

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