The Blog

Big Labor Suffered Major Losses in Tuesday's Election

Lots of mysteries, but here's one certainty.

1:55 PM, May 20, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers donated $5,000 to Halter on March 3. 

Union heads promised $1,000,000 to Halter in the beginning of March. 

So on, so forth. The point is, big labor threw all it had at Blanche Lincoln. All their support went to Bill Halter. For one reason: Their number one priority is the Employee Free Choice Act. If they weren't sure that Halter was on their side, there isn't any way they'd support him like they did. 

Many will debate the primary winners and losers in great detail, but this we know for sure: Big labor's payments didn't pay off.  

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 19 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers