Unions Not As Excited About Reelecting Obama, Says AFL-CIO's Trumka
10:22 AM, Jun 2, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Given the state of the economy -- not to mention the state of unions -- this is understandable. However, if unions are less than excited about electing Obama this presents certain problems for the Obama campaign.
Remember their outlandish claims about raising a billion dollars in campaign funds? Unions went all out like never before in 2008 and raised over $400 million for Obama and Democrats. If union campaign donations drop off significantly, it could create quite a fundraising hole for Obama to fill, to say nothing of all the effort and in-kind support unions have offered Obama in the past.