American Federation Of Teachers Set To Spend More In 2014 Than Any Other Election Cycle
A national teachers union is set to spend a record amount in the 2014 election cycle, focused on ousting several conservative governors who have gone after labor unions and cut spending for public education.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told reporters Monday that the union was on the path to spend more in the 2014 elections than in any other cycle, including during presidential elections.
In 2008, AFT spent nearly $8.3 million, according to OpenSecrets.org. It spent more than $2.5 million in 2012, and $2.1 million in 2010, which was the last non-presidential election cycle.