ILA endorses Clinton, will host event for her in Charleston

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JOC Staff | Oct 27, 2015 2:39PM EDT

The International Longshoremen’s Association has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and will host the Democratic presidential frontrunner at a rally Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina.

ILA President Harold Daggett said the union’s executive council unanimously endorsed Clinton. He praised her record as U.S. senator from New York and as secretary of state, and said her “concern for working Americans has been loud and clear.”

“The International Longshoremen’s Association will work very hard and employ our many resources to help you become our next president,” Daggett said in a letter to Clinton.

Clinton will meet ILA officials including Kenneth Riley, president of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston at a campaign event at the Local 1422 union hall. Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley also will be on hand.

South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary, set for Feb. 27, will be among the first in the nation.