Surprise, Surprise: Hillary Clinton Endorsed By Pro-Clinton Union
Yesterday, the American Federation of Teachers endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. The endorsement came as no surprise to anyone, despite AFT’s attempts to appear fair in its endorsement process by meeting with several Democrat candidates, including Clinton her challengers – Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.
In addition to AFT endorsing Hillary Clinton in 2008, the Clintons have been close to AFT and its president, Randi Weingarten, for years. AFT has donated $1.1 million to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative since 2011. Weingarten herself sits on the board of the Pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, and worked closely with Hillary Clinton while she served as Senator from New York. Weingarten also praised Bill Clinton as the “education President of the last century.”
Nope. No surprise here.