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Firefighter's Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

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    D.C.'s firefighter's union has decided to endorse the Democratic nominee for mayor.

    The International Association of Firefighters, Local 36 (IAFF Local 36) announced their endorsement of Muriel Bowser Wednesday morning.

    "Our team of dedicated Local 36 members grilled the potential candidates on many of the issues that face out local every day," 2nd Vice President Daney Hudson said. "One candidate stood above the rest as an advocate for all the things necessary to move our department in the right direction."

    Bowser has pledged to make sure the department is "fully equipped and trained."

    Most unions in the District have been siding with Bowser -- most recently, she got the support of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, which represents about 175 local unions in the region.

    But one union is backing her opponent and fellow councilmember David Cantania.

    The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which represents about 3,500 officers, announced their endorsement of Catania last month.