Obama Wins Endorsement Of Second Big Union

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — For Barack Obama, it’s his second endorsement in as many days from a large labor organization.

He’s won the backing Friday of the Service Employees International Union, which has 1.9 million members.

The union’s president says Obama has always done “everything he could” when the union’s members have asked for his help. And he says “the excitement has been building and building” for Obama in the months since union leaders met with several Democratic candidates last fall.

The union, which is politically active, represents workers in health care, building services and other industries.

Thursday, Obama was endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers.