With less than a month before Election Day, the endorsements keep coming in the attorney general and D.C. Council at-large race.
D.C. Working Families
Adding to Edward “Smitty” Smith‘s stack of lefty endorsements, progressive coalition D.C. Working Families is backing him for attorney general. Working Families director Delvone Michael, whose group plans to knock on doors and make online ad buys to boost its candidate, says they picked Smitty in part because of his “fantastic story.”
The group is also backing Rev. Graylan Hagler and Elissa Silverman in the D.C. Council at-large race.
Gertrude Stein Club
The LGBTQ issues-focused Gertrude Stein Democratic Club voted on its attorney general and at-large endorsements last night. LL couldn’t make it, but Metro Weekly‘s John Riley reports that Smitty and at-large hopeful Courtney Snowden both won endorsements.
As always, a reminder that campaigns try to win the vote by signing up as many supporters as they can to pay the club’s membership dues and become eligible voters, meaning that the endorsement can be as much a sign of organizing power and an ability to keep supporters around for hours of voting as it is a measure of actual LGBTQ community support.
D.C. Urban Moms and Dads
Attorney general hopeful Paul Zukerberg has won over the District’s most passive-aggressive Web forum—-or at least its operator. In a blog post, D.C. Urban Moms and Dad founder Jeff Steele says he’s backing Zukerberg, who’s also been endorsed by the Washington Teachers’ Union.
Update, 10/8, 11:30 a.m.:
Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, which represents office cleaners, also endorsed Smitty on Tuesday. In a statement, 32BJ vice president Jaime Contreras says the union was won over by the attorney general candidate’s promise to crack down on wage theft. The union plans to back Smitty with a mail campaign and volunteer work.
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