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These powerful unions helped flip the Pennsylvania House

Originally published in the Bucks County Courier Times

Last November, Pennsylvania Democrats captured the state House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years. Behind the flip was a significant injection of campaign contributions by powerful public sector unions — according to a recent report by the Commonwealth Foundation on political spending during the 2021–22 election cycle. 

Public sector unions, which should be representing a diversity of teachers and government workers, shamelessly fuel their one-sided political agenda by pouring money into elections. 

Union executives’ political spending continues to break records. For the first time in Pennsylvania history, government unions’ combined political action committee spending surpassed $20 million in one election cycle, more than triple what they spent a decade ago. By comparison, the record-breaking spending in the seven-way Pennsylvania Supreme Court race in 2015 reached a total of $15.8 million across all candidates from all parties. 

Read more at the Bucks County Courier Times