Gingrich robo call labels Santorum 'union bosses' pal'
March 1st, 2012
07:24 PM ET
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Gingrich robo call labels Santorum 'union bosses' pal'

Macon, Georgia (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is targeting GOP opponent Rick Santorum’s ‘big labor voting record” in a robo call to voters in two Super Tuesday states.

Spokesperson R.C. Hammond said the call was recorded Thursday and will go out by the weekend to 150,000 households in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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The call was recorded by a woman and says Santorum “talks a good game about his blue collar roots.”

“As senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum cozied up to the labor union bosses and voted for the AFL-CIO and against a national ‘right to work’ bill that would have let workers opt out of paying union dues.”

The call concludes with, “Rick Santorum, friend of working families or the union bosses’ pal. You decide.”

Hammond linked the surging Republican presidential candidate to a famous labor union leader who disappeared in 1975.

“Santorum has a Jimmy Hoffa problem. He’s trying to bury his big labor voting record in the end zone of this campaign,” said Hammond.

Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman and House speaker, is campaigning vigorously in his home state. But he is also hoping to pick up delegates on March 6 in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Oklahoma • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Jake

    i heard Gingrich already dropped out of the race!?

    March 1, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. Reggie from LA

    Interesting. The majority of people who are beneficiaries of union initiatives would not give them up for anything. In the years gone by there were SOME unsavory activities enacted by "Thugs and Goons". However, a greater good came / comes from unions. Companies and politicians have trained stupid people to be stupider so their wages and benefits can be stripped, lessened and otherwise deleted and the workers will be thankful for being too stupid to know what has happened. Folks like Gingrich portray unions as being synonymous to Satan, even. Hey, maybe Santorum can exorcise corporate Devils the HE makes reference to in his rhetoric. Newt is such a poor panderer, but he tries.

    March 1, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |