Labor divides over Democratic presidential contest

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, hugs a culinary worker protesting outside Sunrise Hospital Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Las Vegas. Hillary Clinton has the edge over her Democratic presidential rival, Sanders, when it comes to scoring endorsements from unions. But what about union members? Sanders is running hard to capture the votes of rank and file members even as their leadership joins the Clinton bandwagon. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members banged thundersticks inside a hall festooned with a Hillary Clinton mural as she strode to the stage. The recent rally was one of a series of union events the Clinton campaign staged to show off its backing from the labor movement, a pivotal player in the next state to vote in the Democratic presidential contest.

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