The American Federation of Teachers recently informed its members that it is “on track” to spend more than $20 million for “Democrats ahead of the November midterm elections.” That’s more “than it has on any other election cycle, including presidential years.” Buzzfeed,
“Speaking with reporters Monday, AFT President Randi Weingarten laid out the union’s strategy leading up to November, where she said the union is “on the path” to spend more than it ever has…
“Weingarten singled out particular races she is concerned about that the union will focus on, including Mark Begich’s bid in Alaska, Gary Peters’ bid in Michigan and Al Franken’s tighter-than-expected race in Minnesota.
“Like other unions, Weingarten said they’ve partnered with the Senate Majority PAC, which focuses on keeping Democratic control of the Senate, while also putting people on the ground in states where they have large membership to try and retain or win governorships for Democrats.
“The union will focus in particular on gubernatorial races in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Connecticut.”