"DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards
won labor union backing on Monday from steelworkers and mineworkers, putting him
ahead of rivals in declared union support, his campaign said. The former senator
from North Carolina, endorsed by the carpenters' union on Thursday, now has the
support of unions representing more than 1.8 million members and retirees, more
than any other candidate in the November 2008 White House race, the campaign
This is going to give him a bump is the primaries, but I still think that he is unelectable in the general election, if he is on the stage with Rudy, Rudy is going to mop the floor with John. Further, the unions don't have a lot of power in the general election.