The Teamster Convoy Is Pulling For ClintonSusan B. Garland
During the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' long banishment from the mainstream of organized labor, the union had lots of money to throw at candidates but was almost totally bereft of political influence. Union leaders, nursing a long grudge against Democrats because of the Kennedy Administration's prosecution of Jimmy Hoffa, routinely endorsed Republican Presidential candidates--including George Bush in 1988. But to little effect. While other unions supplied Democratic candidates with armies of volunteers, the Teamsters were unable to muster much rank-and-file support for their favorites.
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