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Major Nevada Union Torn Over Democratic Endorsement

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

Nevada Culinary Union

Culinary Workers Local 226, Nevada's largest and most politically active union, had hoped the New Hampshire primary would provide some clarity to its tortured presidential endorsement process. It didn't.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's victory over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday leaves officials of the union's international parent, Unite Here, with a tough choice: Endorse Clinton, the early front-runner and leader in Nevada, or Obama, whose Iowa victory propelled him to threaten Clinton in New Hampshire, a state she had figured she had locked up.

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Filed by Nicholas Sabloff  |