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AFT’s Political Blitz to the Midterm-Election Finish Line

In a scramble to the Nov. 4 finish line, the American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates in tight races. 

The blitz began last week, with several ads paid for by AFT’s Solidarity Fund, one of its political financing arms. It will continue through Tuesday, when Weingarten is slated to be on hand in Philadelphia, where Democratic gubernatorial challenger Tom Wolfe is expected to trounce Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.