Fire union dumps O’Connor, backs Republican for mayor

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This is for all the guys out there who say that Unions, more specifically our Union, doesn’t or won’t support a Republican. Check out the link for the rest of the article.

Fire union dumps O’Connor, backs Republican for mayor

Monday, September 26, 2005
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The union representing Pittsburgh firefighters has endorsed Republican Joe Weinroth’s bid for mayor.

International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1 President Joe King said the decision of the union’s political committee was unanimous, and was made late Friday. “It’s probably the first time, that I remember, that the fire union has backed a Republican candidate for mayor,” said King.

The local supported Democrat Bob O’Connor in the May primary. But O’Connor refused to meet with them until after the Nov. 8 general election, King said.

“After is too late,” King said.

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