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The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, endorsed Liz Mathis in the 2nd Congressional District campaign.

Mathis, a state legislator and former TV journalist from Hiawatha, is the only Democrat running in Eastern Iowa’s 2nd District. She will face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, also a former state legislator and TV journalist.

“Liz Mathis has been one of Iowa workers’ strongest advocates during her time in the state Senate,” Charlie Wishman, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, said in a news release from the Mathis campaign. “Whether it was standing on the front lines to protect public sector employees’ right to bargain, her consistent pro-worker voting record, or joining UAW members as they fought for a fair contract, Liz has always had our backs.”

The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is a state federation of 520 unions that represent more than 50,000 Iowa workers.