The top leaders of many of America’s unions are meeting today in Silver Spring, Maryland with the (announced) 2016 Democratic candidates.
However, one surprise meeting attendee is Republican candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Wednesday?
The AFL-CIO Executive Council meets in Silver Spring, Maryland to host several presidential candidates including Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Mike Huckabee is the lone Republican.
The candidates will try and woo the important union and while it’s very unlikely
Huckabee would get the group’s backing, he’s there to push his populist message.
The AFL-CIO describes the meetings as “individual discussions about working people and the AFL-CIO’s Raising Wages Agenda.”
Of course, Huckabee hasn’t a snowball’s chance in Hades of getting unions’ endorsement. However, his willingness to go into the camp of his opponents to break bread is interesting.