Several Unions Lining Up Against Lunsford In Governor's Race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Labor unions haven't decided which candidate to support in Kentucky's crowded governor's race. Several unions know who won't benefit from their political muscle - businessman Bruce Lunsford.

The Democratic candidate's chief transgression, in their view, was endorsing Ernie Fletcher in 2003 and playing a role on Fletcher's transition team after the Republican was elected governor.

Fletcher angered unions in the past by wanting to repeal Kentucky's prevailing wage and open union-represented workplaces to nonunion workers.

Organizations coming out against Lunsford include the Kentucky Association of State Employees, the United Mine Workers, and the United Steelworkers District Eight.

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