Hey, Let’s Elect An SEIU Political Director To Congress!

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection
6/12/2010

While Bill Halter’s failed attempt to unseat Blanche Lincoln understandably has received all the media attention, there is a congressional race in Massachusetts in which labor is trying to unseat a politically incorrect (i.e., not sufficiently liberal) Democratic incumbent.

Steve Lynch is a Democrat in the MA-09 district who has earned the eternal ire of progressives for voting against Obamacare (even though real progressives also were against Obamacare, go figure). Lynch is being challenged on the Republican side by Keith Lepor.

SEIU has put up a challenger in the Democratic primary, much as unions backed Halter.

Not just any challenger, mind you, but an SEIU political director, Mac D’Alessandro:

My name is Mac D’Alessandro. I’m the New England Political Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and, as of this week, I am a candidate for United States Congress from Massachusetts’ 9th district. I am a progressive Democrat, and I’m running for Congress because I believe that the working families in our communities deserve a Congressman who will fight for them and who will actually be a leader on key issues that matter to them – from reforming our health care system (and building on the recently-passed reforms) to holding Wall Street accountable to investing in job creation for our communities to protecting our civil rights and ensuring equal protection under the law.

Lynch could be vulnerable

…An SEIU Political Director in Congress. What possibly could go wrong?…

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