From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy
The 170,000-member International Painters Union endorsed Huckabee, per the governor's statement. About 30% of the union's members are Republicans. This is the first time the union has endorsed a GOP candidate in more 100 years. It is Huckabee's second union endorsement; the first was the Machinist & Aerospace Workers Union.
The Painters union also endorsed Hillary Clinton last month on the Democratic side. Previously the Machinists & Aerospace union also endorsed both Huckabee and Clinton.