Andy Kim Announces Endorsement from the New Jersey State Council of Machinists, AFL-CIO
MARLTON, NJ – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced the endorsement of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists, AFL-CIO, adding to a long list of local labor organizations supporting his reelection.
“I’ve been proud to stand alongside the machinists and aerospace workers of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists,” said Kim. “I’m equally proud to have them on my side for the fight ahead. The stakes of this election are too high for working people to sit on the sidelines. Together, we’ll make sure Burlington and Ocean Counties, not big corporations or Washington insiders, have a voice in Congress.”
In addition to the New Jersey State Council of Machinists, Kim has been endorsed by Ironworkers Local 399, UA Local 322, Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Service Technicians, Teamsters Joint Council 53 and Local 676, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey, the Communication Workers of America Local 1036 and Local 1032, The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers, the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ), the Amalgamated Transit Union New Jersey State Council, and Unite Here!
“We are especially grateful to you for joining our Brothers and Sisters from Local 1061 on their picket line last month,” said President Ines Garcia-Keim. “Your presence increased the visibility of their fight and boosted the morale of these brave workers during a difficult time. You have stood with us, and we are proud to stand with you. We are fully committed to supporting your re-election in every way we can.”
In addition to formal endorsements, Kim has the support of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Treasury Employees Union, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and the Air Line Pilots Association, among others.
Without taking support from corporate PACs, Kim raised $900,000 in Q4 2019 and has more than $2.2 million cash-on-hand, putting him in a strong position to win what the Cook Political Report has labeled a ‘toss-up’ race. Of individual donations to Kim’s campaign, 90 percent were $100 or less, demonstrating continued grassroots support that helped him win in 2018.
Congressman Kim has been listed as part of the DCCC’s Frontline program and has been endorsed by government reform groups like End Citizens United PAC and the Patriotic Millionaires; national security and veterans groups like VoteVets, Serve American PAC, Foreign Policy for America, and Council for a Livable World; progressive groups like the League of Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; and advocacy organizations like Brady PAC, Emgage Action and Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), among other organizations.
Congressman Kim grew up in Marlton, NJ and lives in the district with his wife, Kammy, and two young children. He previously served as the Director for Iraq and the Counter-ISIS fight at the White House National Security Council and as a strategic adviser to top generals in Afghanistan.