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For Immediate Release                                 

Wednesday, January 18, 2006                                    
Mahoney Earns Early AFL-CIO Endorsement
Campaign continues to gain momentum

Venus, FL

Tim Mahoney, candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District, announced today that his candidacy has received the early endorsement of the Florida AFL-CIO. This makes him only the second candidate for office to receive such an endorsement.
“I am honored to win the AFL-CIO’s endorsement,” said Mahoney. “For too long working families in this district have not had a representative fighting for them. They know that as their Congressman, I am committed to bringing jobs with a future not just to the coasts but to communities in Okeechobee, Highlands, Hendry and Glades counties.”

An example of a lapse in leadership occurred just recently when Congressman Foley cast the deciding vote for the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), a treaty that will cost hundreds sugar industry jobs in Glades and Hendry counties, after he promised them he would vote no. “When Tom DeLay needed a win for the President, he went to Mark Foley his “yes” man and got the deciding vote.” said Mahoney.

The Florida AFL-CIO represents approximately 500,000 members across the state.

“The Florida AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Tim Mahoney for Congress because we are confident that he will bring much needed vision, commitment and leadership to Florida ’s Congressional delgation,” Cindy Hall President of Florida AFL-CIO stated.  “Too many of our Representatives in Congress have become rubber stamps for the corporate cronies that make up the House leadership. The people of the 16th District deserve a representative who will stand up for them and their families. Tim Mahoney will be that Representative.”

The early and significant AFL-CIO endorsement is another key indicator of the Mahoney campaigns early strength – a campaign that will report over $211,000 in the bank for the filing period just ended December 31, and has the backing of Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Rahm Emanuel.

“People from all across the community are standing with our campaign shoulder to shoulder because it is time to clean up the culture of cronyism and corruption in Washington DC. It is time give a voice to ordinary Americans who expect results not rhetoric from their elected leaders,” added Mahoney.

Contact: Adam Nashban
(561) 267-7809 Michael J. Moschella
Tim Mahoney for Florida
1128-408 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Note: This is not an endorsement by Martin County DEC
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