Rank-and-file members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gave the union's president a strong hint as to who they back in the presidential race during a speech in Washington state earlier this month.
Lee Saunders was talking to the AFSCME Council 28, which represents state government employees, and describing a recent meeting he and other top union leaders had with the top Democratic candidates. When Saunders mentioned front-runner Hillary Clinton, the applause could best be described as "polite," and Saunders had to prompt the crowd to applaud for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by contrast, prompted a spontaneous and boisterous response from the crowd.
Saunders chuckled at the reaction. "Is that some kind of message? Is that some kind of message that I'm hearing?" he joked.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com