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SEIU boots join Democratic super PAC bucks
The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2012 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 07/02/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by jazusamo

One of the nation’s 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 campaign’s cost, but under the new rules of the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision, the union’s 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 union’s work targeting members had to be separate from any work aimed at swaying the general voting base.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; seiu; unions
The SEIU and all unions representing public employees will be out in force this year for the Rats.
1 posted on 07/02/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Andy Stern is a leftist dirtball.


2 posted on 07/02/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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Andy Stern is a leftist dirtball.

It can't be said any better than that.

3 posted on 07/02/2012 7:33:02 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Obama’s Brownshirts unite !


4 posted on 07/02/2012 7:51:27 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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5 posted on 07/02/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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