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Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union To Endorse Barack Obama

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 9th January 2008 11:02am
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In advance of the rapidly approaching January 19th Democratic caucus in Nevada, the powerful Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union will announce an endorsement of candidate Sen. Barack Obama for President.

The Las Vegas Culinary Union is one of the most powerful and organized unions in all of Las Vegas. They represent 60,000 workers in the greater Las Vegas area including cocktail servers, bell desk, kitchen, housekeepers, porters and many more.

It's interesting to note the Culinary's choice of Obama for President, in light of our research showing that a large percentage of Las Vegas casino executives generally support Republican candidates, or other Democratic candidates. Some casino owners choices have already been bounced from the campaign - most notably Steve and Elaine Wynn's pick Joe Biden. Mrs. Wynn is also an organizer for the Obama campaign, but according to OpenSecrets.org, she has yet to put her money where her mouth is.

We've been debating whether or not VegasTripping should endorse a candidate in advance of the Nevada and California contests (which is where a majority of our readers are from) but with politics being such a divisive issue between people, we don't want something so petty as politics to get in the way of all of our love for Vegas. Maybe we will... still undecided on it. If you've got an opinion on whether or not we should endorse a candidate, we'd love to hear it (even if you're from Canada :D ).



Comments & Discussion:

i'd kinda prefer to not see VT editorialize something unless y'all find a clever way to make it hyper-relevant to the VT-sphere. better a place like the much missed (by cheerioh) eye in the sky blog (RIP).

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