Super PAC hits Romney on 47% in radio spot
September 27th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Super PAC hits Romney on 47% in radio spot

(CNN) – The super PAC backing President Barack Obama's re-election bid said Thursday it was teaming up with a major labor union to air a minute-long radio spot attacking Mitt Romney for his comments describing Americans reliant on government assistance as "victims."

The radio ad from Priorities USA and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees People (AFSCME People) marks the second time the super PAC has hit Romney for the comments, which were made at a fundraiser in May and secretly recorded. The tapes of the fundraiser were revealed last week.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • AFSCME • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
At VFW, Obama talks about promises kept
July 23rd, 2012
04:35 PM ET
2 years ago

At VFW, Obama talks about promises kept

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday emphasized the fulfillment of his promise to end the war in Iraq and pointed to his administration's work for veterans over the last three and a half years.

"Four years ago I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that's what I've done," he said while speaking in Reno, Nevada at the 113th convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Filed under: 2012 • AFSCME • Iraq • Nevada • President Obama • Race to '08 podcast • Veterans • Veterans Affairs • Washington • Washington D.C.
July 26th, 2010
02:19 PM ET
4 years ago

AFSCME takes on McConnell on home turf

AFSCME is slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a video that is being projected onto the sides of buildings in Louisville, Kentucky Monday night.
AFSCME is slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a video that is being projected onto the sides of buildings in Louisville, Kentucky Monday night.

(CNN) – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is going on the offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of risking the livelihoods of American workers in order to score political points.

In a video published on YouTube and set to be projected onto the side of buildings Monday night in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the union charges McConnell is holding up federal funding for his own state to keep from adding to the national debt.

"Tell Mitch McConnell: stop playing politics with state budgets and people's lives," a message says in the 30-second video.

The organization also ran a full-page ad in McConnell's hometown newspaper featuring editorials from eight newspapers that advocate congressional action to help states ward off unemployment.

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Filed under: AFSCME • Mitch McConnell