A Democrat’s union problem in R.I.

By Noah Guiney, The Boston Globe

Allan Fung, the Republican nominee for Rhode Island governor, has made cutting the state’s workforce a central theme of his campaign. But if he wins, public sector unions might be a crucial factor in his victory. It’s not because they support Fung. It’s because they refuse to throw their weight behind his Democratic opponent, Gina Raimondo.

Free fall: Big labor bailing on Dems

By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Labor unions, long a rich source of ground troops for national Democrats’ Election Day victories, are less enthusiastic this year, according to some movement leaders who say they are more focused on state-level races and feel left behind by the party on key issues such as Obamacare.

CALIFORNIA RACE PITS DEMOCRATS VS. TEACHERS’ UNION

By Steven Greenhut, Human Events

Recent polls show most Democratic candidates for statewide office in California holding significant leads over their GOP rivals, which means the most intensely fought and ideologically charged race in the November election is between two Democrats.

Money in politics? Look for the union label

By Rick Berman, triblive.com

As the November elections get closer, voters in Pennsylvania will be bombarded with advertisements for candidates. Throw in issue advocacy advertisements and you’d be forgiven for wishing that political money would just evaporate.