Union executives like to throw their proverbial weight around a lot. The fact is their bark seems much worse than their bite when it comes to results at the ballot box. Here are a few examples:
First, consider the race for the Democrat nomination for PA Governor. Of the four candidates, businessman Tom Wolf had the fewest union endorsements and the least campaign contributions from taxpayer funded or private unions, yet he sailed to victory easily. Wolf’s new running mate Sen. Mike Stack had little if any major union endorsement, but comfortably won his party’s nomination.
In House District 12 state unions may have worked hardest and spent the most money in (at least to defeat an incumbent) when they tried to defeat Daryl Metcalfe. They failed miserably when they couldn’t get enough signatures to get their candidate on the ballot and then their candidate lost a write-in campaign yesterday. Next look at House District 81 where perhaps the most union friendly Republican in the legislature, Mike Fleck, is in danger of losing his reelection bid to a write in candidate.
All in all legislators should take note of these races and understand that they can make the right decisions for our Commonwealth without having to fear all the union executive’s bloviating since it’s obviously a lot of hot air!!!