Marc Ambinder has the eye-popping numbers of the big budgets set out for winning in ’08:
- The AFL-CIO will spend $53 million, the largest sum ever
- In total, AFL-CIO unions will spend $200 million
- Change To Win will set its budget soon
- CTW member SEIU is slated to spend $30 million by itself
UPDATE: AP story here, which quotes AFSCME president Gerry McEntee saying “We’re going for the trifecta: the House, the Senate and the White House.” Indeed they are.
UPDATE: As Ambinder says, “Remember: all of this — almost all of this — goes to help Democrats.”
UPDATE: Indeed, sometimes it seems like billions — Steve Greenhouse of The New York Times updates his blog report thusly: