As the campaign season comes to a close, Big Labor is throwing everything it has into the political process. Unfortunately, much of what it has is money collected from workers as a condition of employment.
On one day last week, the press reported that union officials from just two unions spent workers’ dues as follows:
AFSCME is up with a $50K ad buy against State Sen. Michele Bachmann (R), while the SEIU has bought $68K on radio ads on behalf of Democrat Patty Wetterling.
The SEIU just spent $67K on radio ads supporting Nevada Democrat candidate Jill Derby.
AFSCME is up with a new $40K ad buy against Republican Tom Reynolds.
The SEIU is up with $76K worth of direct mail on behalf of Democrat Tim Walz.
The SEIU spent $45K in a new radio buy on behalf of Democrat State Rep. Angie Paccione.
AFSCME is up with a new $50K ad buy against Republican Rep. Don Sherwood.