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Union Sends Mailers for Deeds

Anita Kumar

First, we told you how labor unions are pouring money into Democrat Creigh Deeds's bank account. Then, how they started making recorded calls to potential voters.

Now come the mailers.

The Virginia AFL-CIO has started mailing campaign brochures to potential voters on Deeds' behalf. Mailers have been received in Richmond, and possibly other locations across the state.

One side of the mailer features a photo of former governor Mark Warner and says: "Eight years ago Mark Warner put Virginia on the road to prosperity. Only Creigh Deeds will keep Virginia moving forward."

On the flip side, with a nice photo of Deeds and a not-so-flattering picture of Republican Bob McDonnell, the mailer claims that Deeds voted to accept $125 million in federal money for Virginia's unemployed workers while McDonnell opposed it.

"In difficult economic times like these, it's more important than ever to continue the common sense policies started by Mark Warner. We need policies that cut wasteful spending, invest in our future and protect working families -- not the super-rich."

By Anita Kumar  |  September 21, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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This author's tone makes it seem as if this mailer is somehow union overkill or otherwise negative. Candidates send out lots of mailers, as do the groups that support them. Unions, representing thousands of voters, have every right, if not a responsibility on behalf of their members to share their message and priorities with their mailing list.

Posted by: rishia | September 22, 2009 10:58 PM | Report abuse

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