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Illinois AFL-CIO Votes to Back GOP Governor

August 01, 1986|Associated Press

CHICAGO — The state AFL-CIO voted overwhelmingly today to endorse Gov. James R. Thompson for reelection, the first time in the state labor federation's history that it has endorsed a Republican candidate. No move was made to take a vote on endorsing Thompson's major opponent, Adlai E. Stevenson III, who is opposed by the union hierarchy.

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