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Monday, September 04, 2006

Big Business vs Big Labor

Follow the Money:


08/30/2006

Hatch's Big Money Liberal Allies Launch First False Attack Ads Of The Year

"It's not even Labor Day yet and Mike Hatch's big money liberal allies are already throwing mud at Governor Pawlenty with the first of what promises to be many false attack ads. With our state on the right track, Minnesotans aren't going to respond well to mudslinging from a front group for union bosses and the mega rich liberal elite." - Ron Carey, Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota

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Facts About The Alliance For A Better Minnesota:

Of The $944,980 Raised By The Alliance, $625,000 Came From One Mega Rich Donor: Alida Messinger Of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York. (Alliance for A Better Minnesota Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, August 28, 2006)

The Alliance Raised $219,500 From Labor Unions, Including $50,000 From The MN State SEIU Council. (Alliance for A Better Minnesota Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, August 28, 2006)

Hatch Campaign Manager Jon Youngdahl Was Director Of The MN State SEIU Council Prior To Becoming Hatch's Campaign Manager. (Patrick Sweeney, "Campaign Briefing: Hatch Gets New Campaign Manager," Pioneer Press, August 17, 2006)

Hatch Campaign Manager Jon Youngdahl Was A Registered Lobbyist For MN State SEIU Council Prior To Becoming Hatch's Campaign Manager. (Minnesota Campaign Finance Board Website, , Accessed August 30, 2006)


I live in Minneapolis. Generally I look at labor endorsements as reasons NOT to support or vote for candidates.

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