Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw shored up his support among mainline Democratic allies and progressive organizations Tuesday with the announcements of 10 new endorsements including the Democratic Party Environmental and LGBTA caucuses.

The endorsements continue the Tampa state representative’s effort to grab the advantage going into the Aug. 28 Democratic primary against rival Ryan Torrens, a Tampa lawyer.

Also among Shaw’s newly announced endorsements are the blessings of; the National Association of Social Workers; the Broward County Democratic Black Caucus; the Broward Teachers Union; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 177; Invisible Broward #Resist Group; and the Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Palm Beach County, Local 2928 of the International Association of Firefighters.

“As a proud progressive Democrat, I am humbled and honored to have received the endorsement of all of these organizations,” Shaw stated in a news release issued by his campaign. “Democratic attorneys general are the best line of defense against a White House determined to turn back the clock on our nation. As attorney general, I will spend every day fighting to move the state of Florida forward and I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the members of each of these organizations.

“I thank them for sharing my passion for protecting Floridian’s.”

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