King County Labor Council executive secretary Dave Freiboth texted that Seattle mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan has won the labor organization's much-sought endorsement.Howie P.S. Dominic Holden opines on SLOG:
Masterjohn, though, said, McGinn has also focused on improving bus service and education. But, Masterjohn said, he doesn’t think the mayor can do much about either issue."
A poll released today shows Mallahan with only a five-point lead. The blessing of labor unions could help to distinguish him and pick off some of the lefty supporters of green-friendly challenger Mike McGinn, who opposes the union-beloved tunnel and currently reports no endorsements from organized labor. And while labor is somewhat splintered compared to 2001, the trend shows unions gravitating steadily toward Mallahan.