Both AFSCME and CFL supported Brewer, and gave him some money and ground troops. SEIU stayed out, but funded anti-Stone mailers.
Now, word is labor will hand-pick the runoffs to throw its weight into. So the $50-100k (or more) question is: will the 50th ward be one of those runoffs?
They absolutely should, because yes, Dolar only got 28.3% to Stone's 48.32%, but combined with Brewer's and Aftab's numbers, she outnumbers Stone. The unions could make the difference between Dolar convincing all of Brewer's supporters to come over or not.
Moreover, one of Stone's largest support bases is seniors, and good luck getting them to come out again.