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AFL-CIO More Interested in Protesting McCain than Worker’s Concerns

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that labor unions are taking the lead in trying to smear Senator John McCain. As I noted, why, just the other day, around 38 percent of union members voted Republican in the last presidential election. But instead of addressing workplace issues that most of their membership might care about, the AFL-CIO is spending members’ money targeting McCain and “sponsoring” protestors:

The AFL-CIO, which will sponsor about 50 of today’s anti-McCain demonstrators, is pumping out $53 million worth of anti-McCain information to its union members. Dubbed “McCain Revealed,” the campaign focuses heavily on Rust Belt states where Obama has fared poorly with working-class voters.

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