From the Philadelphia Inquirer (link below requires subscription):

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, planted a pair of political flags — geographical and ideological — in Southeastern Pennsylvania Wednesday.

Lamb was unanimously endorsed by the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council, 30 labor unions in the city and surrounding suburbs with the political heft to help his campaign with manpower and money.

Ryan Boyer, the Council leader who also heads the Laborers District Council, made clear in his introduction that Lamb’s position on organized labor and the fracking of natural gas in the state, made him their clear choice.

“He understands that we work in the energy industry, that we want to protect the environment, but we also want to protect our jobs,” Boyer said. “And Pennsylvania has a perfect solution for energy, a bridge fuel, natural gas.”



Photo Credit: Heather Khalifa, Philadelphia Inquirer