Liberal Group Airs Ads Hitting Baucus on Trade

Posted March 20, 2007 at 10:40am

They Work For Us, a new political group mainly made up of labor leaders and liberal activists, wants to pressure right-leaning Democrats to hew the line on traditional Democratic issues.

The organization started by running radio ads across Montana urging Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D) to slow down trade deals.

“The Bush administration, surprisingly with Sen. Max Baucus’ support, wants the power to fast-track these bad trade deals, costing Montana thousands of good-paying jobs and undermining our state’s rights,” an announcer says.

Although the group has threatened to challenge Democratic Congressional incumbents from the left in 2008, it is not clear whether anyone is being recruited to run against Baucus.

A spokesman for Baucus, who is seeking a sixth term in 2008, could not be reached by press time Monday.

— Nicole Duran