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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Labor Invested in North Carolina Elections

The tote board is in and Big Labor took its spending on North Carolina elections to a level unseen during the 2008 election cycle. According to reports filed with the NC State Board of Elections through Oct. 25, labor unions spent in excess of $4.7 million in an attempt to influence North Carolina elections – more than they spent in 2004 and 2006 combined.

As they have done in the past two cycles, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) continue to be the largest benefactor of state legislative campaigns, funneling more than $1.8 million into North Carolina campaigns – with $1.1 million in cash going directly to the North Carolina Democratic Party. Not to be outdone in building a sphere of influence, the National Education Association (NEA) spent $1.9 million –all of it in support of Bev Perdue’s candidacy for governor.

Source: Civitas Institute (check out the article for the other numbers as well).