AFL-CIO backs Magaziner as unions weigh in early for 2nd District primary

Ted Nesi | WPRI.COM >>

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Organized labor is throwing its weight behind General Treasurer Seth Magaziner in the Democratic primary to replace Congressman Jim Langevin, as his campaign tries to establish an early advantage in a crowded field.

The state’s largest union organization, the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, announced Monday it had voted to endorse Magaziner for the 2nd Congressional District — more than six months before the primary. They also voted to endorse Congressman David Cicilline for re-election.

“Treasurer Magaziner is the type of leader Rhode Island needs in Congress,” Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee said in a statement, singling out the treasurer’s work on school construction. (Nee’s daughter, Katie Nee Zambarano, is Magaziner’s campaign manager.)

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