Labor Group Agrees to Take Down Ad Against Baucus After Promise of Meeting

This week, a labor union group (Laborers’ International Union of North America) put out a TV spot hitting Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) for considering a tax on employee benefits to pay for a comprehensive health reform bill.

But now, Jonathan Martin reports that the promise of a sit-down meeting with Senator Baucus’ office has prompted the group to take the ad down.

While the spot is on the air now, Laborers spokesman Jacob Hay said they’ll take it down tomorrow as plans are made for a meeting on the controversial issue between the union and the senator’s office.

They are still keeping it up against two other Senators.

A similar ad targeting Sen. Kent Conrad is still on the air in North Dakota, and Hay said they were soon going up with a spot in Iowa aimed at Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Finance Committee’s ranking Republican.


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