AFL-CIO Mailer Hits Collins for Supporting Bush

The AFL-CIO will be sending out a mailer to members in Maine today tying Susan Collins to the policies of the Bush administration. It will arrive in mailboxes on Wednesday and recipients will also be receiving phone calls both before and after they receive the piece, according to Heidi Mitchell, the union's Political Communications Specialist for Maine.

Apparently this piece represents the beginning of a big push from the union, which will include more mailers as well as weekly canvasses and phone banks up to election day.

"Susan Collins’ record shows that she is not interested in standing up for Maine’s working families," said Ed Gorham, President of the Maine AFL-CIO. "Collins has proven she would rather give tax cuts for the rich than give working people a break. Voters have a right to know what Collins really stands for."

The AFL-CIO represents about 36,000 workers in Maine.

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