The Wash. Post reported that a coalition of unions and liberal activists are planning to raise several million dollars to be spent on ads supporting President Clinton and accusing Republicans mishandling the probe at the “expense” of other issues. The liberal People for the American Way has plans for an aggressive air campaign attacking Republicans by focusing on Republican “overreaching.” Other interest groups, including the AFL-CIO, are reportedly interested in sponsoring a campaign of strengthening Clinton in his battle to remain in office. [Wash. Post 9/29/98]
“This place is a cesspool of corruption. We’re trying to save the union before the District Attorney marches in and people get the wrong impression about the union, and everyone is branded a crook.”
-Mark Rosenthal, a dissident leader in AFSCME Dist. Council 37 in N.Y. City [N.Y. Times 9/21/98].