BANGOR (AP) – The Maine AFL-CIO is throwing its support behind Democrat Tom Allen in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Susan Collins in next year’s race Senate race.

Delegates to the Maine AFL-CIO convention on Monday unanimously endorsed Allen, who is a six-term congressman.

AFL-CIO President Eddie Gorham says Allen has consistently worked for Maine’s working families on trade issues, jobs, health care and workers rights to organize.

The Maine AFL-CIO represents more than 30,000 workers.

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