The labor union offensive in the Democratic primary against Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln is continuing with a new ad from Communications Workers of America.
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"Middle-class jobs are disappearing, thanks to Washington politicians like Blanche Lincoln," the announcer says. "For 15 years, Lincoln supported bad trade deals, killing jobs in Arkansas, shipping our jobs to Mexico, China and South America. It wasn't an accident. Lincoln took millions from Washington special interests -- $2.3 million from Wall Street, $1.1 million from Big Oil. She listens to them. Not us."
This is the kind of rhetoric we would normally expect to see a union use against a Republican incumbent. But this time, the attacks are being lobbed against a Dem Senator, who is being challenged in her primary from the left by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.