Here's a first look at the centerpiece of the AFL-CIO's multi million dollar campaign to bracket Sen. John McCain ahead of the general election.

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Television ads, radio ads, print ads, Internet ads, canvassing, testimonials, literature and surrogate appearances are planned. Incidentally, although a figure of $53m has been tossed about, that number is what the AFL is planning to devote to the 2008 campaign in total, not solely to bracketing Sen. McCain.

AFL-CIO political director Karen Ackerman will brief reporters on a noon conference call today.

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