Democrats have hit Republican candidates this summer for their views on Social Security, seeking to tie as many as they can to Congressman Paul Ryan's plan for entitlement reform and pointing out, wherever possible, Republicans who have called for anything resembling phasing-out, privatization, retirement-age adjustment, or benefit cuts.
And now, as Hotline OnCall's Jeremy Jacobs notes, organized labor is jumping into the Social Security politics fray: AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees--one of the major players in progressive political spending) is going up with its second ad targeting House candidate Joe Heck, who is running against Nevada Democrat Dina Titus.
The ad focuses exclusively on Social Security:
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.