Unions back super-PAC supporting Republican centrists

Unions back super-PAC supporting Republican centrists

By Kevin Bogardus – 01/16/14 06:00 AM EST

 

Labor unions are funneling cash to a super-PAC tied to a former lawmaker that is working to elect centrist Republicans to Congress.

Unions have contributed about $765,000 so far to the Defending Main Street Super-PAC, which is associated with former GOP lawmaker Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), according to Federal Election Commission records. 

LaTourette was considered one of the more labor-friendly Republicans while on Capitol Hill, and those relationships are paying dividends in his new career as a lobbyist and Republican power broker. Continue reading “Unions back super-PAC supporting Republican centrists”