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Lunsford’s “Special Interests”

Bruce Lunsford has spent most of this campaign accusing his opponent of being beholden to the “special interest” groups and supporting issues that are important to contributors. But what he has failed to realize is that he himself is beholden to one of the largest “special interest” groups in America today – labor unions.

Here’s how it works…..

Bruce needs campaign cash to help fund his third statewide campaign.

The unions need more votes in the U.S. Senate to pass the deceptively-named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

Bruce still needs people to vote for him and still needs their campaign cash.

The unions have an army of 300,000 union voters in Kentucky but need a candidate who will support the EFCA so the labor bosses can harass and intimidate the workers until they have the votes they need to unionize.

Bruce desperately needs people to vote for him and figures that supporting a bill that will strip workers’ rights is a pretty good deal in exchange for their campaign cash and votes. No one will ever know, right?

Bruce decides to support the EFCA.

The unions open their checkbook and give Bruce $120,000 in campaign contributions and unleash their members to canvas areas of Kentucky in support of Bruce.

Bruce is glad he supports the EFCA, even if it deceives Kentuckians, takes away workers’ right to a private-ballot vote and undermines our founding principal of democracy.

That, Bruce — is how your “special interests” work. We suggest that the next time you start to throw stones at your opponent you take a long look at yourself and your campaign cash because this time you’re guilty.

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