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In Md. governor’s race, Brown wins backing of Washington-area hospitality workers union


Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown picked up more labor support for his gubernatorial bid Friday, with the announcement of an endorsement by a union representing about 7,000 hospitality workers in the Washington region.

The executive board of UNITE Here Local 25 said it had chosen to back Brown because of his commitment to “attracting quality jobs and improving economic equality.”

“When you consider his leadership on raising the minimum wage, expanding early education, and giving immigrants a fair shot to pursue a college degree, it’s pretty clear that Anthony is the right choice for working families,” John Boardman, the union’s executive secretary-treasurer, said in a statement.

Brown faces Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) in the June 24 primary. Brown has won the majority of the endorsements from labor organizations in the area.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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