Michigan

Union Federation Puts Out Radio Ads, One Million Mailers

One million pro-Obama pamphlets are scheduled to arrive in union households in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today, courtesy of the AFL-CIO.

The labor federation's mailer introduces voters to Obama's life story, explaining that he was "raised by a single mother," "worked hard to succeed" in college and as a community organizer, and "stayed true to his values" in public office.

The AFL-CIO also released radio ads this past week criticizing Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) and praising Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Federation spokesman Steve Smith said that some of Sununu's votes have been "really a detriment to the cause of the middle class and the working class in this country." The AFL-CIO spent a total of $95,000 for both of the ads. Smith, on the phone from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, said, "We spend very, very little money on advertising compared to what we spend on member education and mobilization."

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