Iowa union backs Olson for governor

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's largest union endorsed Democratic Rep. Tyler Olson for governor on Wednesday, saying it supports his message of building up the middle class.

Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees represents about 40,000 workers in state and local government, schools and some private-sector jobs. The union, which has repeatedly clashed with Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, also pledged to financially support Olson.

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