Skip-a-Space: Labor Targets Rep. Zack Space (D-OH) by Gregory Hilton

A headline on today’s liberal website Daily Kos is “Thank You, Dan Maes (R-CO).” They are referring to a controversial gubernatorial candidate who will not leave the race even though he has no chance and the GOP could win without him. The Daily Kos is correct in expressing their thanks to Maes, and in a similar fashion I would like to thank the SEIU and the Change to Win labor unions. First, they spent over $10 million to defeat Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) even though she provided the final vote for the passage of Obamacare. They were upset because she was against the public option. Lincoln is now losing to her GOP opponent by 41%, and no incumbent in Senate history has ever run this poorly.
I also want to thank liberals and labor unions for their campaign against Rep. Zack Space (D-OH) which is demonstrated by their “Skip-a-Space” website. The campaign includes TV ads and direct mail against the Space. They are urging Democrats not to vote for the incumbent because he did not vote with them on healthcare. The fact his vote was not needed for passage and he has been with them on many other issues makes no difference.
Space was elected in 2006 to the seat of former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) who was involved in the Abramoff lobbying scandal. Space won with 62% of the vote in 2006 and 60% in 2008. Space has $2 million compared to $600,000 for State Sen. Robert Gibbs (R). The most recent poll has both candidates tied at 43% . If the GOP does win this toss-up race, they will have to thank labor and its Skip-a-Space campaign for diminishing the Democratic vote.

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