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  •  And, on the other side, you have the WSJ (1+ / 0-)
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    reporting on that fearful Democratic-leaning contributor, AFSCME:

    Campaign's Big Spender
    Public-Employees Union Now Leads All Groups in Independent Election Outlays

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    The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats' hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.

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    The union is spending heavily this year because "a lot of people are attacking public-sector workers as the problem," said AFSCME President Gerald McEntee. "We're spending big. And we're damn happy it's big. And our members are damn happy it's big—it's their money," he said.

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    Campaign spending by outside groups is increasing rapidly but is still smaller than spending by the Democratic and Republican parties, which combined have already doled out nearly $1 billion in this election cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

    And yet, in their highlighting of the rather open union group, they conveniently missed mentioning the rather closed groups donating to Republicans, often with a 2-1 spend ratio vs. non-party entities who are supporting Democratic candidates.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 07:47:02 PM PDT

    •  WSJ - Another Murdoch Tabloid. (1+ / 0-)
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      The WSJ has been brain-dead knee jerk conservative since forever - but now they'er really working at it.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 07:49:03 PM PDT

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