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Obama gets key L.A. labor endorsement

January 15, 2008 |  4:47 pm

In a coup for Barack Obama, The Times' Robin Abcarian has learned that Los Angeles labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, one of the most sought after endorsements in local Democratic circles, will support his presidential bid.

Durazo is executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents more than 800,000 workers.

Also, this afternoon the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced in an e-mail to subscribers that it will be endorsing Obama in its Wednesday editions.

--Andrew Malcolm