Union Mailer Pounds McCain On Economy: "Fundamentally Wrong"

10/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The AFL-CIO is dropping a new mailer that highlights John McCain's statement earlier this week that the "fundamentals of our economy are strong." The federation is targerting 1M union households in four critical general election battlegrounds: MI, OH, PA and WI.

The mail piece contrasts McCain's picture of the economy with the nation's gloomy fiscal news: 605K jobs were lost in 2008, 2M homes were foreclosed, gas is $4/gallon and the nation has a $9.7T national debt. Part of a broad effort to sway working-class swing voters (Reagan Democrats and independents) in the Rust Belt states, the mailer will be underscored with a mass e-mail campaign pushing the same message to 500K.

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