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April 19, 2007

Edwards picks Seattle for union meeting

Posted by David Postman at 9:26 AM

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will be in Seattle May 1 as part of the AFL-CIO's new presidential endorsement process. The candidates will go through a two-step process: Town hall meetings where a candidate will get to meet alone with union members, and then a forum where all the candidates appear in Chicago.

The labor group let the candidates choose in which city they wanted to hold their town hall meeting. Edwards chose Seattle. Edwards will take questions from a panel of three workers at the Aerospace Machinists Hall. But the discussion will then be opened to all union members, where all comers get a chance to ask Edwards questions that will not be screened ahead of time.

The AFL-CIO will soon launch an interactive Web site for its members with endorsement information.

This AP story has the full list of which cities the candidates chose for their town halls.

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