Liberal groups and unions have entered the fray in the GOP presidential battle in Florida. The groups are running anti-Mitt Romney ads in an effort to derail the campaign of the former Massachusetts governor who they see as President Barack Obama’s most formidable fall challenger, The Washington Post reported
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has made a $1 million ad buy attacking Romney’s time as head of Bain Capital. Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama super PAC, and the Service Employees International Union have put together a Spanish-language radio campaign attacking Romney on immigration, the Post reported.
“The target of opportunity presented itself, and we decided to take advantage of it,” Seth Johnson, assistant director in AFSCME’s political action department, told the Post. “Before South Carolina and after South Carolina, Mitt Romney is still the front-runner. We thought it was a good time to educate Florida voters about his record.”
Johnson told the Post it was “a pretty rare occurrence” for the union to get involved in a Republican primary fight.
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