"Thank you AFSCME!"

That was how New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson closed his speech to the SEIU membership in Washington today.

SEIU is many things, but it is not AFSCME -- the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

AFSCME is, in many states, an SEIU rival.


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