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Alliance of retirees backs Childers in Senate race

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The Alliance for Retired Americans -- an association affiated with more than a dozen unions including the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers, has endorsed former congressman Travis Childers’ in his challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran. In a release, the group says it represents 4.3 million American retirees and has thousands of members in Mississippi.

"Whether it has been fighting against Social Security privatization, standing up against plans to raise the retirement age, advocating for the expansion of in-home care programs, or opposing deep cuts to seniors in programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Childers has always supported seniors in Mississippi and across the country, the alliance said.

Childers is scheduled to meet with the Sun Herald this morning. Look for a story about that interview this afternoon on SunHerald.com

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