The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters is backing Russ Feingold in his bid for the U.S. Senate, according to a news release from Feingold’s campaign.
The union council represents members across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The council represents more than 11,000 carpenters in Wisconsin, according to the release.
Roger Zacharias, a representative of the council, said the group endorsed Feingold because of his plan to invest more in infrastructure and his stance against right-to-work legislation.
“It’s time to elect a U.S. Senator who will fight for middle class workers and their families,” Zacharias said in the release. “Russ Feingold strongly supports issues that are important to our members and their families.”
Feingold is a former Wisconsin senator who hopes to reclaim his seat from incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson. The most recent Marquette University Law School poll shows Feingold ahead of Johnson by 6 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup.
The poll, released this week, shows Feingold raking in 47 percent of respondents who are likely to vote in November’s election. Johnson garnered 41 percent support, while another 8 percent of respondents had no preference.
Among registered voters, Feingold received 46 percent of their support, while Johnson received 40 percent, and 11 percent of respondents gave no preference.Follow @alexzank