Labor goes after Schaffer with campaign mailings

On Wednesday, one of the nation’s most influential union federations announced plans to send mailings to thousands of households across the state, characterizing Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Bob Schaffer as caring only about “Big Oil.”

Attack mailer paid for the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education PAC.
Attack mailer paid for the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education PAC.
The AFL-CIO announced that it will be targeting 25,000 “swing voters” in the state through the postal system by sending out the political mailings en masse. Calls will also be made to the undecideds before and after they receive the mailings, federation officials say.

The effort will be paid for by the political contributions committee of the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE).

Schaffer is running against Democrat Mark Udall for the open Senate seat that will vacated by Sen. Wayne Allard, who is retiring.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at

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