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Clinton, Democrats meeting labor leaders on 2016 bids


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic presidential rivals are holding a series of private meetings with labor leaders in hopes of landing union endorsements that would bring organizational muscle and money to their 2016 campaigns.

Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley met Monday with board members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders met the public service workers union on Tuesday.

The Democrats have held similar meetings during the past week with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

Clinton holds the inside track on the union endorsements. AFSCME was the first major union to endorse her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in 1992 and supported her primary bid in 2008.

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