BRUNSWICK, ME – The Angus King for U.S. Senate Campaign today announced that the Maine State Council of Machinists has endorsed U.S. Senator Angus King’s (I-Maine) re-election to the U.S. Senate. The Maine State Council of Machinists represents Maine people throughout the state working in paper mills, shipyards, railroads, municipalities, and the lobster industry.

            “From Maine paper mills to boat wharves, hardworking people are the backbone of our state’s economy,” Senator King said. “The Maine State Council of Machinists helps represent our state’s many proud traditions that not only drive the Maine workforce, but embody the Maine way of life – a life of honor, integrity, and honest work. The people of Maine hired me to listen to them and work on their behalf and I will continue to listen and fight for what is right. With this endorsement from the Maine State Council of Machinists, we can move forward together, working to build a more prosperous state for our families and our communities.”

            “Angus King has proven himself as a leader for working Mainers time and again. He not only fights for us, he delivers,” said John Portela, Recording Secretary for the Maine State Council of Machinists. “The Maine State Council of Machinists is proud to back his re-election to the U.S. Senate so he can continue to be a voice for people throughout our state.”

The Maine State Council of Machinists represents over 4,000 people throughout Maine in a number of labor sectors. They work to protect the rights of hardworking men and women in Maine and ensure their voice is heard by local, state, and federal governments.

Senator King has also been endorsed by End Citizens United, the Maine Education Association, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Professional Firefighters of Maine, andthe International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6.