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AFL-CIO endorses Markey in US Senate race

The AFL-CIO of Massachusetts has endorsed Representative Edward J. Markey for US Senate, siding with the veteran Democrat despite concerns from some unions about his opposition to nuclear, gas and oil projects.

While the endorsement is not surprising since the AFL-CIO typically backs Democrats, Markey has had some difficulty courting trade unions that backed Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former labor leader and onetime ironworker, in the Democratic Senate primary.

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