Missouri Insider: Show-Me Unions Dangerously Divided Down Ballot
The Summer primary season is warming up and it's time to start drilling down on the trends that will impact upcoming elections for better and worse.
Accordingly . . .
Missouri insiders fear that union divisions in Democratic Party down ballot races will offer leverage for Republican opposition in the Fall.
Here's a quick perspective . . .
"It's a question of loyalty," according to one Show-Me state Insider. "We're seeing union money spread thin and some of it even going against incumbents who have 100% union voting records. This might seem like a smart tactic but in the end it's more leverage for the Republicans who can convince some of their members who voted with unions to second guess their support."
Now, it's no secret and not really news that unions are spending big bucks to back AG Koster for Governor in order fend off paycheck protection and right to work but in smaller races, the criticism here is that recent union bet hedging strategy weakens the party overall and is one of many reasons the Super Minority struggles to win back more seats.
You decide . . .