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Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors
Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle

Posted on 02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors.

More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors

People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida).

The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it is difficult to get anything done in Washington. In states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida a war is being waged against the people and their standard of living. The states are where the people live and we want to focus on where the people are.”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the main issue of the campaign is relating to raising worker’s wages. This was reflected in a poll conducted February 8th to the 11th by Hart Research in the States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Three out of five voters surveyed in the poll said that they are dissatisfied with the direction of the economy. Guy Molyneux of Hart Research confirmed to Wisconsin Election Watch that a poll was conducted in the State of Wisconsin during the period of February 8th to the 11th.

Extra: Learn More About Governor Scott Walker

On Friday morning, the campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a fundraising e-mail asking for donations linking the People’s World Article. In the e-mail, Campaign Manager Stephan Thompson said: “While Governor Walker has been focused on moving Wisconsin forward and turning a $3.6 billion deficit into nearly a $1 billion surplus, the big-government unions have been focused on taking the state back to the days where they reigned supreme – the days where taxes and unemployment were skyrocketing.”

According to the last Marquette University Law School Poll conducted on January 27th, Walker had a 51 percent approval rating.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Michigan; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; aflcio; florida; fundingtheleft; goons; guymolyneux; hartresearch; johnkasich; labor; laborunions; michigan; nea; ohio; pennsylvania; randiweingarten; republicans; richardtrumka; rickscott; ricksnyder; scottwalker; seiu; thugs; tomcorbett; trumka; uniongoons; unions; unionthugs; unionvote; wisconsin
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1 posted on 02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Unions targeting Scott Walker, other Republican Governors.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 8:45:53 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Spending money on elections is why the unions keep losing unionization votes at places like VW in Tennessee.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 8:46:05 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“In many ways it is difficult to get anything done in Washington. In states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida a war is being waged against the people and their standard of living. The states are where the people live and we want to focus on where the people are.”

Uh, you own the place, the "Republicans" are all closet Dems, and you pass whatever piece of commie filth you envision! What the hell do you want???

4 posted on 02/22/2014 8:48:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Southack

I say go for it! Good for the economy.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 8:48:36 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Republican leadership should threaten the unions with non-union companies building the newest pipeline .


6 posted on 02/22/2014 8:49:44 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We’ve got the best “government” that stolen money can buy.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 8:50:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
300 million...

* That could be going to shore up their retiree healthcare.
* That could be training a new generation of skilled workers.
* That could be hiring the best investment managers for their pension funds...

What a waste...

8 posted on 02/22/2014 8:50:10 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Republican leadership should threaten the unions with ...decertifying their government "workers" unions.
9 posted on 02/22/2014 8:54:50 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Spending 300mil of taxpayers money. Government unions need to DIE!


10 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:12 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Three out of five voters surveyed in the poll said that they are dissatisfied with the direction of the economy.

What does raising union thug wages have to do with the direction of the economy? People need to back off a little on the recreational drugs.

11 posted on 02/22/2014 8:56:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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12 posted on 02/22/2014 8:57:03 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I pinged you to this earlier today: "Finished With Chris Christie, Media Turns to Scott Walker"
I guess you weren't here.
13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:00:17 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Those
Helpful
Union
Guys
14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:08:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
and UAW is $uppo$ely money poor..bull$hit!

15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:09:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If unions have an extra $300 million, there is something seriously wrong.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:18:58 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

$300,000,000? That doesn’t sound like union money, that sounds like Soros money and all his tentacles, in the form og global organizations.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:27 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

Shouldn’t they be forced to account for where this money comes from?


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:23:30 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RitaOK

yup


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:26:23 PM PST by firebrand
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To: RitaOK

Exactly....union membership thru US is @12%....more in public sector I know...but sheesh...There must be money laundering going on


20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:27:29 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why don’t they use that 300 million to help poor union workers?


21 posted on 02/22/2014 9:31:43 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: GeronL; firebrand; goodnesswins

I go with money-shampooed theory, absolutely. Laundry, even possibly foreign— seeing these figures, likely Soros connected.

Typically, Republicans will bark about this, for our sake and for the cameras, but have no real bite. Senate Repubs are killin’ us and the Boehner crowd only manufacture wrenches for accountability investigations. (Thinking here of his Benghazi brush off, used only for a sound bite or two.)


22 posted on 02/22/2014 9:47:43 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

300 mill? How can they even get that much?


23 posted on 02/22/2014 9:50:01 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: realcleanguy

You mean like unfunded pension liabilities?


24 posted on 02/22/2014 9:51:40 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
i'd like to see the paper trail of that $$$$$...
25 posted on 02/22/2014 9:57:16 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: realcleanguy
"Why don’t they use that 300 million to help poor union workers?"

$300 million could pay for a $10,000 insurance premium for 30,000 workers. The governors should point that out in their response ads.
26 posted on 02/22/2014 10:02:27 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Is this illegal?


27 posted on 02/22/2014 10:21:32 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Idiots. Walker turned his state around to spur growth and prosperity.

Republicans are the adults in the house. Wisconsin how has the fund to pay for social programs thanks to Walker. I say, run him for president.

“Walker has been focused on moving Wisconsin forward and turning a $3.6 billion deficit into nearly a $1 billion surplus”


28 posted on 02/22/2014 10:27:47 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah, but Citizens United are evil. Right? LOL! And the Koch Brothers.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 10:28:13 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: taildragger

death throes. its all in now because the private sector union is going the way of the dinosaur. I think its important to consider as well that your points are things the members may realize but for the leadership its only about their own jobs.
Their own instincts to protect their own jobs are whats hastening their own demise.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 11:20:27 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
$493,859 !!!

Randi Weingarten (left) (Teacher's Union Prez):Salary $493,859 plus perks in 2012.

Click here

31 posted on 02/23/2014 1:36:04 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: CPT Clay
300 mill? How can they even get that much?

Confiscation from members?

32 posted on 02/23/2014 2:24:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Might be time to go on a high pressure campaign against the left addressing that 300 million?

Where did it come from?
What is it being used for?
Who authorized that use?
Why isn’t it being spent on education instead of buying politicians?

We can have a field day with this.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 3:15:26 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How about seeing how much their pension plan is underfunded (ERISA) and arresting Trumka on a RICO charge


34 posted on 02/23/2014 3:40:33 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: realcleanguy
More and more union workers on extended furllows that get longer each year could use that 300 million to survive
35 posted on 02/23/2014 4:02:36 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So this is what I pay for when I buy union.


36 posted on 02/23/2014 4:52:12 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

And we constantly read articles circulated by the left that the Koch brothers are worse than terrorists because they contribute campaign funds to help Republicans get elected. In response, the low information voters nod their head approvingly and go about their business confident that the Democrats will protect their entitlements from the evil Republicans.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 5:04:15 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida a war is being waged against the people and their standard of living.

Living in Florida I can tell you Obamacare is far more destructive to our standard of living far than anything Gov Scott could ever do...

I look forward to the day Trumka does the perp walk...(I know I'm dreaming)

38 posted on 02/23/2014 5:06:32 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Walker took a $30 million barrage and the Unionistas have pretty much nothing to show for it. There’s not a lot of people left to move. Walker’s opponent WILL NOT commit to repealing ACT 10, and there are Dems signing on for Walker’s tax cuts. I don’t see the unions putting a ridiculous amount of resources at Walker, maybe in the local races.


39 posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:10 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.

“Where did your pension go? Obamacare! Stimulus! And $300 million into campaign war chests!”

Thank you, thank you, thank you for handing us the elections.


40 posted on 02/23/2014 6:01:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: CPT Clay

The Unions obviously are not interested in helping the union employees that are sworn and paid to protect and defend. Maybe they should be investigated by the IRS?


41 posted on 02/23/2014 6:55:21 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder if union members who support those Republican governors can get their dues REFUNDED? I know the answer...


42 posted on 02/23/2014 9:27:00 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: wiggen
because the private sector union is going the way of the dinosaur.

Yes, and one may metaphorically ask was Obamacare a gift to them to "off-load" their Medical Legacy Cost so that they can least live another day? If their Pensions are to collapse, what will Obama do to save them? Their are so many attempts to get a Camels Nose under the tent, i.e. MYRA etc etc discussed here on FR that we should say no to as well...

43 posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:33 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: RitaOK

Oddly enough, a story just today outlines an infusion of more than $300 million from obama to Chicago.


44 posted on 02/23/2014 1:07:30 PM PST by DPMD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And next the NRLB will approve NCAA football players to unionize.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:06 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: eCSMaster

When was the last time either of those two creeps ever stood in a classroom and faced 25 little curious minds?

In Randi Weingarten’s case, the answer seems to be “Never”. She’s a full-time, career “activist”. She’s also insane: she’s a bulldyke, but also claims to be a religious Jew.

Dennis Van Roekel at least had a career as a math teacher, but he has since become a full-time socialist troublemaker.

A pox on the both of them.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 2:40:03 PM PST by NorthMountain
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