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IFT Endorses Nikki Budzinski in IL-13 Democratic Primary

Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Federation of Teachers announced their endorsement of Nikki Budzinski in the IL-13 Democratic primary. The IFT represents a massive 100,000 members across the state of Illinois. They represent teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty, staff, and graduate employees, and public employees in many Illinois state agencies.

The Illinois Federation of Teacher’s endorsement is the latest in a broad coalition of support that Budzinski is building, including U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, EMILY’s List, State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, Rep. Sean Casten, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, State Senator Christopher Belt, Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman, House Democratic Caucus Chair LaToya Greenwood, State Representative Katie Stuart, UFCW Local 881, United Steelworkers (USW), IBEW Locals 51, 146, 193, 309, 601 and 649, Communications Workers of America (CWA), Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers’ Union, Heat and Frost Insulators, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI), Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local 8, Elect Democratic Women, Pastor T. Ray McJunkins, County Chairs Bill Houlihan (Sangamon), Mark Pohlman (Jersey), Paul “Snow” Herkert (Calhoun), Ben Curtin (Christian) and Pam Monetti (Macoupin).

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