Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dodd Gains IAFF Endorsement

Tomorrow in DC, Chris Dodd will be receiving the endorsement of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Dodd will be joined by IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. After the announcement, Dodd and Schaitberger will begin a three day tour through Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

This is an important national endorsement, and a critical New Hampshire pick-up. Need evidence? Almost every article written today highlights the fact that the IAFF helped boost Kerry over Dean in '04. A Fox News article said "Firefighters turned out in force to campaign for Kerry in early voting states such as New Hampshire, providing a burst of momentum that helped him win the party's nomination in 2004." Remember those yellow t-shirts that were everywhere in the lead-up to the primary, those were IAFF members out in force.

Once we find out the schedule, we'll post it.