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Tags: 2020 Elections | Unions | americanfederationofteachers | warren | democrats

Teachers Union Boss Endorses Warren for President

randi weingarten and elizabeth warren walk with arms around each other
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten visit with striking Chicago teachers October 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 29 February 2020 08:23 PM

The president of one of the largest teachers unions in the United States said Saturday she is backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for president.

On the same day Warren lost to former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina Democratic primary, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), posted a lengthy blog post that explained her support for Warren.

"When I am asked which candidate I will vote for, I've personally concluded that there is one who has the life experience that brings an understanding of what families — all families — need today to have a better future, the bold agenda to achieve that better life, and the wherewithal to work with others to turn her ideas into reality," Weingarten wrote. "And, of course, the toughness and persistence to take on Donald Trump.

"That's why today I am announcing my personal support for our champion, my friend, former teacher and professor — Sen. Elizabeth Warren. I will vote for her in the New York primary on April 28."

Around the same time it was reported that Biden was the projected winner of Saturday's primary, Weingarten tweeted a link to her post.

Warren responded by tweeting, "Thank you, @RWeingarten. I'm proud to be your partner in this fight for teachers, students, high-quality public education, and to protect and empower the voices of unions."

Warren earned eight delegates in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 but has not earned any since. The RealClear Politics polling average has her in fourth place in the Democratic field, behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, Biden, and Mike Bloomberg.

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The president of one of the largest teachers unions in the United States said Saturday she is backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for president.On the same day Warren lost to former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina Democratic primary, ...
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