Arkansas AFL-CIO: Lincoln ‘Yet Another Hypocritical, Flip-Flopping DC Politician’ — And She Took Our Money

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE
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After Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) launched a TV ad proudly declaring that she doesn’t work for labor unions, the Arkansas AFL-CIO is hitting back — attacking Lincoln for taking the union’s money for years, only to attack them now.

Lincoln’s ad came in response to an attack ad against her by Arkansas For Change, an independent expenditure arm for a group of unions that are supporting her opponent in the Democratic primary, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

In a new statement released this afternoon, Arkansas AFL-CIO President Alan Hughes declares that Lincoln is turning into “yet another hypocritical, flip-flopping DC politician.” Hughes also says: “Only someone who has become a career politician in Washington DC could spend ten years asking for our support, take hundreds of thousands of dollars from blue collar workers, then turn around and attack us as ‘outsiders’ because we wouldn’t help her this time around.”

STATEMENT BY ARKANSAS AFL-CIO PRESIDENT ALAN HUGHES

In response to Senator Lincoln’s hypocritical, flip-flopping ad Arkansas AFL-CIO President Alan Hughes issued the following statement:

“It’s a sad day for working families in Arkansas to see Senator Lincoln continue to descend into yet another hypocritical, flip-flopping DC politician.

“Lincoln has ignored the interests of working people in Arkansas too many times. It’s easy for her to try to paint opponents as outsiders, but working class voters in Arkansas can see as well as anybody that she has turned her back on us.

“Only someone who has become a career politician in Washington DC could spend ten years asking for our support, take hundreds of thousands of dollars from blue collar workers, then turn around and attack us as ‘outsiders’ because we wouldn’t help her this time around. That’s not the values people in Arkansas believe in.”

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