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Can any candidate get an endorsement?

Answer

The simple answer is no.  An endorsement is based on a candidate's answers on both their questionnaire and in their candidate interview. If a candidate is an incumbent, we also look carefully at their record in office on issues important to working families. 

We like to say "we don't have permanent friends; we have permanent issues."  Our endorsement process reflects that motto. In other words, just because someone has received an endorsement from us in the past doesn't guarantee someone will necessarily receive an endorsement in perpetuity.

That said, any candidate, whether Republican or Democrat or Independent, is more than welcome to go through our process.  If you are a candidate and would like to go through our process, you can contact Political Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 206-441-4860 x1262.  We will give priority to requests that come from our members.


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