With a little more than a month to go until the D.C. primary, the endorsements in the mayor's race are starting to pour in. The latest winner: Council member Muriel Bowser, who scored the backing of EMILY's List.
EMILY's List — a political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates — credited Bowser's work as a Ward 4 Council member and her track record on economic development.
Bowser, who earned the backing of the Washington Post editorial page last week, isn't the only candidate pulling down endorsements:
- Mayor Vincent Gray scored his fifth major union endorsement of the campaign: the D.C. Building Trades Council announced it will back the incumbent.
- Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large) won the backing of the UFCW. The local grocer's union said it's supporting Orange in part for helping lead the fight against Walmart during the debate over a so-called living wage for employees at large retail stores.
- Council member David Catania (I-At Large), who is not officially running yet, has been endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Catania, who is gay, has had the backing of the group in previous campaigns.