AFL-CIO bosses plan final blitz before Nov. 2


AFL-CIO leaders will end campaign with Midwest-focused blitz for Dems
Michael O’Brien | The Hill

The AFL-CIO’s top officials plan to fan out for a series of get-out-the-vote events in the last few days of the campaign, concentrating primarily on Midwestern states with a high union density.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker plan a “final four” effort to boost union turnout in the final four days of the 2010 cycle.

The top labor officials will largely concentrate their efforts in Midwestern states featuring hotly contested House, Senate and gubernatorial contests, where Democrats can use all the help they can get.

Trumka will spend Friday in Chicago, leafleting and phonebanking; Saturday in Philadelphia with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.); Sunday in Columbus, Ohio; and Monday and Tuesday in western Pennsylvania.

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