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September 6th, 2010
09:19 PM ET

Trail running: John King on union turnout

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6:32 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Good union turnout for the Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh. Traditional campaign kickoff – and this week the AFL-CIO kicks its voter contact/turnout operation into gear.

Jack Shea, the veteran Allegheny County Labor Council president, says he knows it's a tough year and many conservative union workers probably thinking of voting GOP. But he says they will get between eight and 12 contacts over next eight weeks – phone calls, work site visits etc. – and he predicts when they hear the "full story" turnout will be strong and vote strongly Democratic.

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  1. irene46

    why would a union family to go against the dems who are pro union and to take refuge in the camp of the union crushing republicans.

    inexplicably, you failed to give the name of the pollster, who claims this is the case. what's more, you even stated you didn't question the truth of it. i find it too ridiculous and nonsensical to be true!

    September 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm |