Skip to comments.SEIU boots join Democratic super PAC bucks
Posted on 07/02/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by jazusamo
One of the nations largest unions has teamed with a Democratic super PAC to run $20 million in advertising aimed at keeping House seats out of Republican hands, according to plans announced Monday.
The partnership between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the House Majority PAC, which most recently helped Democrats hang on to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Arizona seat, marks the continuation of efforts to consolidate the work of multiple Democratic groups. In March, the House Majority PAC joined with the Majority PAC, its Senate-focused cousin, and Priorities USA Action, an Obama-blessed super PAC focused on the presidential race, to form an umbrella group called Unity 2012.
The advertising blitz will cover at least 47 competitive congressional districts nationwide and involve media buys in 38 markets.
Democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to win back the House.
The 2.1-million-member SEIU will pay for less than 20 percent of the ad campaigns cost, but under the new rules of the Supreme Courts landmark Citizens United decision, the unions biggest contribution may come in providing manpower, not cash.
Last month, SEIU began one of the largest political efforts of its kind, taking advantage of newly relaxed campaign finance rules to send members knocking on the doors of thousands of homes that would have previously been off-limits. Prior to Citizens United, the unions work targeting members had to be separate from any work aimed at swaying the general voting base.
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Obama’s Brownshirts unite !