Annette Taddeo has picked up another labor-union endorsement as she battles former Rep. Joe Garcia in the Democratic primary for Florida's southernmost congressional district.
On Tuesday, Taddeo said she received the backing of the Communications Workers of America and CWA Local 3122, which whose members work in a variety of industries raging from airlines and IT to television and education. The union represents AT&T workers.
"Our members understand that this election is crucial to the future of union workers, not just for the people of South Florida, but across the country," CWA Local 3122 President Don Abicht said in a statement. "Annette has fought alongside unions for years, and we eagerly look forward to her fighting for us in Washington."
The cumulative effect of several union endorsements for Taddeo could bolster her efforts against the better-known Garcia, who is leading in polls commissioned by the two rival campaigns. Her biggest pickup has been from the Service Employees International Union, which was Garcia's top supporter when he won the seat in 2012. She's also gotten support from the Teamsters, longshoremen and two transportation unions.