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AFL-CIO drops mailers bashing Trump, praising Murphy

The AFL-CIO is sending out mailers to Florida union members urging them to oppose Donald Trump.

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The AFL-CIO is sending out mailers to Florida union members urging them to oppose Donald Trump.

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In what the AFL-CIO says is its largest mail drop of this election, the labor union is sending out more than 120,000 mail pieces to Florida union members, aiming to persuade them to vote for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy and also oppose Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Half of the mailers attack Trump by highlighting his "greed" and saying he "is all about making money" at whatever cost.

View those mailers here and here.

The other half of the mailers promote Murphy's support for working families and also touts his upbringing when he "watched his dad build a business and learned that a job is more than a paycheck."

Murphy's stump speech frequently includes mention of how his father, Tom Murphy Jr., gave him his first job on a construction site, "digging holes and pouring concrete." Tom Murphy Jr. founded Miami-based Coastal Construction Group, today one of the largest construction firms in South Florida that made Murphy's family into millionaires.

View the Murphy mailers here and here.

It wasn't immediately clear how much the AFL-CIO is spending on the mailers, which are being sent out today.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:21am]

    

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