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Culinary Union announces it is not endorsing a presidential candidate

Posted at 11:43 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 21:32:37-05

UPDATE FEB. 13: The Culinary Union has announced it is not going to endorse a candidate for president of the United States.

Nevada's most politically powerful union, the casino workers' Culinary Union, is so far staying quiet on whether it will endorse a candidate as the Democratic presidential race swings west, but Joe Biden isn't counting on the labor group's help.

The former vice president's campaign told top donors in a Wednesday call that Biden doesn't expect the Culinary Union to back a candidate.

That's according to a participant on the call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to talk about internal campaign discussions.

Union spokeswoman Bethany Khan says the labor group is still deciding.