Wooing Labor, Edwards Works Early Shift At Nursing Home

Mamaroneck, NY (AP) -- Presidential hopeful John Edwards says it's important for the President to understand the lives of health care workers.

That's why the Democrat from North Carolina traded in his suit for jeans and a work shirt this morning to work the early shift at a New York area nursing home.

The visit was part of the "work a day in my shoes" program sponsored by an influential labor union. Edwards spent the early part of his day helping to dress, shave and deliver breakfast to elderly residents.

A few residents offered condolences for Edwards' wife, who was recently diagnosed with incurable cancer. Some women complimented him on his looks.

Several other Democratic politicians, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Chris Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, have accepted invitations to take part in work visits, but Edwards is the first to actually do so.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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