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Teachers union backs Raskin

Teachers union backs Raskin

The national political arm of Maryland's largest teachers union, one of the state's most politically active labor groups, endorsed state Sen. Jamie Raskin's bid for Maryland's 8th Congressional District on Thursday.

Officials with National Education Association's political action committee pointed to Raskin's record in the General Assembly, arguing that the Democrat and American University law professor has a history "of producing breakthrough policy results."

The Maryland State Education Association is the NEA's state chapter. That group, which has some 71,000 educators, sent questionnaires and interviewed the candidates in the race to succeed Rep. Chris Van Hollen,...