Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Labor Unions Fund Attack Ads Against GOP Franken Challenger

Labor unions will begin funding a series of attack ads against Mike McFadden, the Republican challenging Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

The ad campaign will be launched by Alliance for a Better Minnesota (ABM), a liberal group funded by labor unions and other liberal donors, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The ad campaign, which is expected to cost high into the six figure range, will attack McFadden on Medicare and Social Security.

This blitz will be the first significant attack on broadcast for ABM and the biggest investment in the Senate race by an outside group. Republican outside groups have mostly stayed out of the race, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson dismissed the ad campaign.

“It looks like Democrats are just waking up to what we’ve known for months: this race is tightening,” Erickson told Minnesota Public Radio.

ABM was originally formed as a federal super PAC specifically meant to defend Franken.

McFadden has also released a new campaign ad. His ad features his daughter Molly explaining the personal qualities that would make her father a good senator.

Follow Connor on Twitter

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.



 

Posting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Trending Now on BarbWire.com

Send this to a friend