Clinton Campaign Endorsed by Former Labor Chairman

In the midst of the presidential election campaign, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was recently endorsed by the fellow Democrat Tom Harkin.

Harkin is the former Senate Labor Committee Chairman, known for his 40-year congressional record of constant support for workers. He succeeded the position after the death of previous chairman Edward M. Kennedy.

Acknowledged by his home state’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, Harkin explains that Clinton shares many of his own beliefs and values. Harkin has high hopes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign.

“We (both) believe everyone should be able to find well-paying jobs, that every child should receive the best education possible, that the elderly should be able to retire with dignity and security, and that everyone should have access to quality and affordable healthcare.”

Clinton’s endorsement has resulted in Harkin’s enthusiasm and approval toward for accomplishments in children, women’s rights, economic opportunity and universal health care. Though, he was not mentioned regarding workers’ rights.

The importance of endorsement to the state of Iowa is necessary for Democrats as it is “the first caucus state in the presidential nominating process.”

“As Iowans and as a nation we fought back from a terrible recession, but we are making process. Now it’s time for a president who can create a stronger future. For my wife Ruth and I, that candidate is Hillary Clinton.”

Source: PAI