Just How Partisan Are Federal Workers?


Just how partisan are federal workers?

Long before Donald Trump’s longshot bid to win the White House, unions representing federal workers and postal employees had almost exclusively supported Democratic candidates for the presidency and, with few exceptions, the House and Senate. They still do. Unions — very, very quietly — helped Virginia Republicans Tom Davis and Frank Wolf. They worked closely with Democrats with clout, like Rep. Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, and Henry Waxman from California, to sweeten meager pay raises proposed by the presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. But mostly their endorsements, union PAC money and logistical support goes …

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