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Group Uses Union Issue to Target Democrats

by Will Evans
Aug 1, 2008

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The Employee Freedom Action Committee, which goes by different names in each state, is airing ads targeting Democratic Senators and Senate candidates on the issue of secret ballots in union elections. The ad is running in the following locations under these names:

KY: Kentuckians for Employee Freedom, targeting Senate candidate Bruce Lunsford
LA: Lousianans for Employee Freedom, targeting Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
ME: Mainers for Employee Freedom, targeting Rep. Tom Allen (D-ME)
MS: Mississippians for Employee Freedom, targeting former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove
NH: Granite Staters for Employee Freedom, targeting former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen
OR: Oregonians for Employee Freedom, targeting state Speaker of the House Jeff Merkley

The ad below is adapted to name the Democratic Senate candidate in each state.

UPDATE:
The same ad, targeting Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO), began airing Aug. 13 under the name Coloradans for Employee Freedom.

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