CNBC looks at some of the ways the union bosses are spending forced union dues money this Fall:
The AFL-CIO says it will spend at least $53 million on 400 races in 26 states.
The Service Employees International Union, which broke from the AFL-CIO in 2005, will spend $44 million—up 26 percent from the 2006 mid-terms.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will spend $50 million this year, up from $32 million last year.
The union has 300 staff people working full-time until November “out there working with members, making sure they’re registered and informed,” said Larry Scanlon, AFSCME political director for the past 16 years.