Teachers Forced to Pay for Attack Ads

The largest teachers union in America, the National Education Association (NEA), has thrown itself headfirst into the congressional election with over $1 million in political expenditures against three Republicans: Jon Porter (NV), Heather Wilson (NM) and J.D. Hayworth (AZ).

In Nevada, where the NEA is desperately trying to elect former Harry Reid staffer, Teresa Haffer, the NEA has thrown over $350,000 into its campaign against Jon Porter.

In Arizona’s District 5, the NEA is spending even more money trying to defeat conservative J.D. Hayworth with a $491,000 spending spree.

And in New Mexico’s District 1, where Patricia Madrid and Heather Wilson are in a tight race, the NEA plunked down nearly a quarter of a million dollars.