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Big Education and Big Labor Election Spending Round- Up

Lisa Snell
October 29, 2010, 3:33pm

From the stuff you  already know but cringe to see spelled out department, The Atlantic reports today that:

The nation's largest union will have spent $40 million on the 2010 elections by Tuesday, including $17 million worth of TV, mail, radio and phone calls spread across four Senate races and seven House races, the NEA said today.

The races where NEA is spending are:

You'll notice that all those candidates are Democrats, and that they're all incumbents (except for Rep. Joe Sestak, who is running for a seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter, whom he defeated in the primary). The strategy, in this rough election year for Democrats, has been to identify the members that matter most and try to protect them.

So much for the Republican campaign spending, this graph from the Wall Street Journal says it all:

Lisa Snell is Director of Education

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