SEIU to campaign for POTUS in Ohio and other battleground states

Jun 19, 2012

One of the nation's most politically active labor unions plans to focus its resources on fewer states this year in an effort to re-elect President Obama. 

The Service Employees International Union says it will target its massive field campaign on turning out voters in Ohio and seven other battleground states - half the number it focused on in 2008. The 2.1 million-member union also hopes to get 100,000 members to volunteer in its political program - twice as many as in the last presidential race. Overall, the union is expected to spend at least $85 million to help the president win, similar to what it spent in 2008.