Thursday, September 20, 2012

Super PACs Support Anti-Worker Candidates

* Why would the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spend $1,110,000 to boost up anti-labor Republican Josh Mandel? (FEC 9/18/12) According to the FEC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent $2,014,000 "...calendar YTD per election for office sought..."

* Bizjournals notes this about the race in Ohio:

Republicans spending millions to unseat Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, during the crucial November elections in which the GOP is trying to turn Ohio back into a Red State again.

Brown told Bloomberg Businessweek that there has been more money spent against him than any other Senate candidate in this election cycle. More than $18 million has been pumped into the race to help support Brown's Republican challenger Josh Mandel.

Much of the money is coming from Super PACs, which have helped pay for nearly 40,000 ads so far in the campaign, with only a little more than 5,600 of those being pro-Brown ads......

You have to ask yourself why the anti-worker, pro-outsourcing, anti-women, anti-minimum wage, anti-fair pay, anti-job safety, groups prefer right winger Josh Mandel to Sen. Sherrod Brown who has fought for the rights of workers? 

Republican Josh Mandel, the candidate that has caused the Truth-o-Meter to explode, has continued to lie about Sen. Sherrod Brown.  Josh Mandel rarely goes to work as Ohio's Treasurer. Today, Mandel will be at a fundraiser at noon in DC. The overly-ambitious, little experienced, right wing favorite is anxious to get elected to promote his ideas of reform--- anti-fair pay, anti-minimum wage, pro-privatizing of Social Security, pro-vouchers for Medicare, and lower taxes for the rich.