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  •  For Corker, the UAW is a personal threat (5+ / 0-)
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    Sen. Corker knows that a union will direct its campaign donations to union-friendly politicians, almost certainly Democrats--i.e., his opposition. He is pulling out all the stops to try to prevent that. While I am sure his corporate buddies have lobbied him on this issue, and he may be privy to some anti-union sentiment within VW's American management itself, the hyperbole and vitriol of Corker's recent statements suggest that his opposition goes beyond knee-jerk anti-unionism; he perceives a personal threat to his reelection prospects.

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