Michael talks about Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and the “anonymous senior administration official” who trashed labor after they opposed the anti-labor Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. As Michael notes, labor has given $15.8 million to DSCC candidates since 2006, and DSCC chief Menendez says he nonetheless expects that financial support to continue.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday June 10, 2010 4:30 pm|
Looks like the Democratic establishment is going to triangulate against labor now. Unlike their bullshit claims about “standing up to Wall Street,” at least this one is from the heart.
Well, if Robert Menendez thinks the money that went to Halter was tainted, why is he taking it himself? If it’s coming from a “DC Special Interest Group,” he should give it back.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday June 10, 2010 3:00 pm|
Senator Robert Menendez, leader of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, sent out a memo deriding labor unions who supported Bill Halter as “special interests in Washington.” The DSCC’s website also featured an article slamming labor unions for supporting Halter.