A grinning Biden was met with a standing ovation and a “we love you, Joe” at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 in Dorchester as photographers clicked away. A few union members wore “IBEW FOR JOE” t-shirts. A plastic bag full of buttons with Biden’s name on them sat on a table by the door.
President Joe Biden greets people as he visits a phone bank at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103, Dec. 2, 2022, in Boston.
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“What you’re doing really makes a gigantic difference,” Biden told the room. “We need that 51st vote.”
The IBEW provided friendly territory for Biden. It’s a few blocks from Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s home in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The union hosted Vice President Kamala Harris for an abortion-access roundtable in August. Lou Antonellis, the Local 103 business manager, told reporters that “the president has already established himself…
This article was written by By Lisa Kashinsky and originally published on www.politico.com