Coalition of Liberals and Labor to Spend Big on November Election

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A loose coalition of liberal and labor organizations expects to spend about $150 million this fall to push its causes and help Democrats win the White House and strengthen their grip on Congress.

Participants include the two main labor coalitions -- the AFL-CIO and Change to Win -- as well as and voter mobilization groups for minorities and young people.

Liberal and labor strategists say an animated Democratic electorate and a dispirited Republican base have created a political environment tailor-made to advance their agenda.

While the commitment of money is sizable, the amount spent by
Democratic-leaning groups is likely to grow after Democrats choose
a presidential nominee and large donors turn their attention to mobilizing a fall campaign. An independent fundraising group, the Fund for America, plans to raise 100 million to help Democrats win in the fall.

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