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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 10:27 AM
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AFL-CIO mail blankets battlegrounds
FIRST IN SCORE LABOR UNLEASHED: The AFL-CIO is embarking on a massive political mail campaign this week, pumping more than 2 million mail pieces into six Senate races, four governors races and 26 campaigns for the House of Representatives. The labor giant will be sandwiching each mailer with two phone calls one before the mail piece arrives and one after it arrives for a total of more than 4 million live and automated calls. This is a major show of force and a tried-and-true method for the AFL-CIO to activate its members, who are likely to spend more time reading a mailer from their union than the voting public at large.

ALL THE DETAILS IN THE SENATE: The mail assault goes after many of the GOPs highest-value Senate candidates, attacking Republican nominees for their economic views in Nevada (Nevadas working families deserve better than Sharron Angle), Pennsylvania, (Anti-worker. Anti-retiree. Anti-union. We cant trust Pat Toomey), Missouri (Roy Blunt thinks that the stock market crash is a good thing), Wisconsin (Millionaire CEO Ron Johnson: Wrong for working families) and Florida (Marco Rubios record: Fewer jobs, an uncertain future for workers.) The AFL-CIO also attacks Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk on the issue of character: Everyone knows he lied about his military record. And about being a teacher. The truth about his voting record is even worse. See the mailers from Nevada http://politi.co/aX8mfo ; Pennsylvania http://politi.co/cC0muE ; Missouri http://politi.co/939UzD ; Wisconsin http://politi.co/dcCgNW ; Florida http://politi.co/aRTKPe and Illinois http://politi.co/cIdIY4

http://www.politico.com/morningscore /

FOR THE GOVS: The campaign targets a group of competitive GOP gubernatorial candidates with attacks on both their policy positions and, in some cases, their backgrounds in business. AFL-CIO pieces will hit mailboxes in Oregon (Chris Dudley wants to balance the state budget on the backs of workers), Ohio (John Kasich: The worst for working families), Michigan (Workers rights are gone if Rick Snyder becomes governor) and Florida (Millionaire Rick Scott ran a hospital chain that cheated its patients and paid the largest fine in U.S. history.) See the mailers from Oregon http://politi.co/btazNn ; Ohio http://politi.co/bGm9nk ; Michigan http://politi.co/b4Ccp7 and Florida http://politi.co/d9AL5G

AND IN THE HOUSE: AFL-CIO mailers will reach 23 House seats held by incumbent Democrats, mailing into the districts of Iowa Reps. Dave Loebsack and Leonard Boswell; Florida Reps. Allen Boyd, Alan Grayson, Ron Klein and Suzanne Kosmas; Illinois Reps. Debbie Halvorson, Bill Foster and Phil Hare; Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly; Michigan Reps. Mark Schauer and Gary Peters; Nevada Rep. Dina Titus; Ohio Reps. Betty Sutton, Mary Jo Kilroy, John Boccieri and Zack Space; Pennsylvania Reps. Kathy Dahlkemper, Patrick Murphy, Chris Carney and Mark Critz; Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly and West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall. The union campaign will also hit the Democrat-held open seat in Arkansass 2nd District, as well as two takeover prospects: The Republican-held open seat in Illinoiss 10th District and the Hawaii House seat of GOP Rep. Charles Djou.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 10:37 AM
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1. Great news!
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 10:56 AM
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2. It will be great to see that mail here in PA for Sestak and Critz, Dahlkemper, Carney,
and Patrick Murphy! :)

:dem:
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 12:26 PM
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3. Hmmm.
Looks like the AFL-CIO isn't going to help out the White House pick for Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln.
Wonder why? :shrug:
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-13-10 02:26 PM
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4. Three cheers for the AFL-CIO

Now this is the way to do it!
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