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5:52 am
Thu July 3, 2014

IBEW Endorses Debbie Dingell

Congressional hopeful Debbie Dingell has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Credit ibew.org

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Dingell is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 12th Congressional District, a seat currently held by her husband, John Dingell, who is retiring at the end of this term.

Debbie Dingell says she's honored the IBEW has chosen to endorse her.

"They're the backbone of the American economy," Dingell says.  "They represent so much about what's right for our community, and I will be a fighter for them and it means a lot to me that they know I will be."

Dingell has already been endorsed by a variety of groups including the Detroit Chamber of Commerce and the United Autoworkers Union.

She faces competition for the nomination from Ypsilanti sttorney Raymond Mullins.

The winner of that race will go on to face Republican Terry Bowman, also of Ypsilanti, in the general election.