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"The democratic Bill for president just got a little more crowded Pete Buddha. Judge the Thirty-seven-year-old mayor of south bend Indiana officially entered the race yesterday. The chance to a new American spring. Meanwhile, organized labor is still traumatized after the twenty sixteen democratic primary when several unions endorsed Hillary Clinton early on only to see the decision backfire when portions of their membership bolted for Bernie Sanders in Coleman reporter at politico says this year the determined to not make the same mistake in revisit 2016 unions in two thousand sixteen like a lot of people thought Hillary Clinton was going to be the democratic nominee. And when everyone knew that it was going to be Donald Trump, or when it charted swing his way on the Republican side. They figure that the Republican nominee would be Donald Trump, and that Hillary Clinton would be and therefore a lot of them went. Really really quickly and some of the biggest unions, including the American federation of teachers not. Station of machinists Hillary Clinton in some of twenty fifteen about six months before the Iowa caucuses, and they were surprised because some of their members were upset that they didn't give Bernie Sanders. More of a chance is some of the thinking with unions here in terms of endorsements along the lines of well if that union did it then we should do it too. Does that happen? That that may have certainly group think that sets in I think in a lot of organization than a lot of movements and unions are exception. I think in large measure they were sort of on the same page as the public at large about really buying into Hillary Clinton inevitabilities and thinking that she would win. I think it was primarily choice more than anything else. So you mentioned we've got at least eighteen bodies seeking the democratic presidential nomination at this point many of the meeting with different unions. What unions are saying what at this point. While unions are pretty much saying nothing at this point. And that is a direct reaction to twenty sixteen. A number of union leaders we spoke to and sources in the union world said that they are in holding off that they don't want to jump on this time, especially with a large crowded field. They don't wanna make an endorsement too early. So and some of them I should add that they might not ever make an endorsement I talked to the president of the North America's building trade union the day before all the democratic candidates came. I should they all of them before nine of the democratic candidates came to speak at his conference, and he said they might not endorse anyone at all this year. But the tip fall where they may go kidding. For speak with Ian, colon reporter at politico. He's got a piece entitled burned in two thousand sixteen unions, hold back in -dorsements. How does it work? Typically does a union invite a candidate to speaker? There's a candidate say, hey, particularly union. I'd love to come and speak to your group. You know about and especially with such a large field. There certainly are going to be heading to our weeding out according unions union because so many of the members though democratic also have a very big interest in having union from the speak. But at the end of the day is really candidates fighting for these -dorsements the elephant in the room. I got the sense of your story is the potential candidacy of Joe Biden. Then what if he enters if he enters Joe Biden is probably going to suck up a fair amount of Nugent ports, simply because he's been around a long time is relationships with a lot of these people and some unions like the firefighter union, which indicated it would endorse him the minute. He gets the race which is pretty unusual. Just like have, you know, relationships have been from way back when you mentioned before too. There was a union or so that endorsed Hillary Clinton six. Months before the Iowa caucuses last time around is the thinking going to be for those that do this time we need to wait. Yes. Nothing's actually. Right. The thinking this time is that if they're going to endorse they are going to later any fit probably won't happen in. So it's quite readily apparent who the democratic nominee will be a what I think I think that the effectiveness is you might see union wielding Lexington than they have in the past on the democratic primary specifically and really keeping their powder. Dry sexy. Ian cul grin reporter at politico. It is fourteen minutes now."