AFL-CIO Radio Ad Script

The AFL-CIO has provided some details about the radio ad. It's a 60-second spot running in Portland and Bangor. Here's the script:

You know, sometimes politicians seem to think working people must suffer from amnesia.

They tell us what they think we want to hear, and hope we won’t remember what they’ve actually done.

Take Susan Collins. Nowadays Senator Collins says she opposes tax breaks for giant oil companies. Maybe she’s hoping we’ll forget she voted for Bush’s $14 billion tax breaks that helped Big Oil rack up record-breaking profits.

Or maybe Senator Collins figures we’ve forgotten she voted to open up trade with China, a deal that’s cost over two million workers their jobs – nearly 12,000 of those jobs lost right here in Maine.

And when Senator Collins wrings her hands about health care, chances are she figures we don’t know she’s reeled in over $400,000 in contributions from insurance and health care interests.

So, instead of Susan Collins telling us what she thinks we want to hear, why not call and tell her what you think about her taking a fortune in hand outs from special interests when it’s working people who need a hand.

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