AFL-CIO, Sen. Franken Get Cozy

Posted: Jul 09, 2009 4:20 PM
Fresh from his swearing-in as Minnesota's newest U.S. Senator, Al Franken wasted no time this week in thanking labor unions for their support of his campaign.  The Washington Examiner reports:
Only one day in office and already Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is getting special treatment--special treatment from special interest groups.

Labor union AFL-CIO was the first group to cozy up to the new senator, hosting a party in his honor Tuesday evening at the union's headquarters ... He told the crowd of AFL-CIO and Working America supporters... that his long-debated election win was because of them.

"It's completely accurate to say that I wouldn't have won this without you," he said.
Not surprisingly, Sen. Franken quickly moved to reciprocate his love and support, adding his name to the list of co-sponsors on controversial union-backed card check legislation.