(AP) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain can bask in the glow of a rousing boost from President Bush.
McCain heads into a St. Paul, Minnesota, town hall meeting Thursday after getting Bush’s most extended public support so far last night. Bush touted McCain repeatedly at a gala party fundraiser in Washington.
Democrat Barack Obama is picking up some laurels of his own.
Leaders of the AFL-CIO say he’ll be getting the union’s endorsement in a matter of weeks. They held a private meeting with Obama Wednesday at the union’s headquarters a block from the White House.
A strong AFL-CIO endorsement could help Obama with blue-collar workers and union members in industrial states such asPennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.
Obama plans an economic roundtable with labor leaders in Washington.
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