From The Hill:
Unions to spend $100M in 2010 campaign to save Democrat majorities.
“The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) plans to spend in excess of $50 million during the 2010 campaign, part of which will fund “a massive incumbent protection program,” according to Gerry McEntee, president of the union.
AFSCME spent roughly $67 million on its political activities in 2008. But the $50 million slated for the 2010 elections is the largest expenditure the union will make in a midterm election, according to union officials. The money will go to help defend the union”s top tier of eight Senate seats and 34 House members.
“We have got to protect the incumbency in the House. We have got to protect the incumbency in the Senate,” McEntee said. “It is going to be hard. Those tea-baggers are out there. There nbso online casino reviews is an anti-incumbency mood out there.””
Protectionism. Cronyism. Payoffs. Look for the union label.
And you thought politicians were only in the pocket of Big Business.
Plus, there”s Obama”s buds – the SEIU which “plans to spend $44 million in total on its 2010 election program. The union spent $85 million on its 2008 campaign, according to union officials.”
Their chief worry, of course, being those evil “tea-baggers.”
Not that there”s anything wrong with that…
Embrace your inner TEA bagger.