NOW backs Mfume in Senate run

September 07, 2006|By John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown | John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown,SUN REPORTERS

The political action committee of the National Organization for Women has endorsed former U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume for the U.S. Senate, his campaign announced yesterday.

"Women's rights are being challenged in every arena, from equal pay at work to the right to use contraception at home," Kim Gandy, the president of NOW, said in a statement distributed by the Mfume campaign. "We are endorsing Kweisi Mfume because he is a passionate, articulate and effective advocate for change, and this Congress is in desperate need of change."

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's gubernatorial campaign picked up the endorsement of the State Law Enforcement Officers Labor Alliance yesterday, the second law enforcement endorsement the Democrat has received in recent days.

The 1,800-member union represents state police, Department of Natural Resources Police and Department of General Services employees, said its president, Ed Eicher. On Saturday, O'Malley received the endorsement of the AFSCME Council 92 Corrections Locals.

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