Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Union Foes To Spend Huge in Maine

So says CongressDaily:

This summer, a coalition of business groups is spending millions of dollars on ads in Maine and Minnesota in support of vulnerable incumbent Sens. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine. Coleman and Collins voted against card check legislation in the Senate.

The group, called the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, will spend $6 million-$8 million on the first round of ads, an industry source said.
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace shouldn't be confused with the Employee Fredom Action Committee, which has an Allen-bashing radio ad on the air. And it's also not to be confused with Freedom's Watch, which is robocalling Mainers in support of Collins.

This money represents new spending--above and beyond what those two corporate-backed front groups are shelling out.

UPDATE: This column names Wal-Mart and an association of anti-union contractors--the Associated Builders and Contractors--as two of CDW's backers. The group was formed by the US Chamber of Commerce.

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