TV Ads Next for Pro-Obama Clinton-Bashers

Nev. labor group called Hillary 'shameless' in Spanish radio spot
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2008 5:20 PM CST
Obama-backers UNITE HERE are planning a television campaign to support their chosen candidate.   (
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(Newser) – A pro-Barack Obama labor union in Nevada today brings TV ads to its anti-Hillary Clinton barrage, the Washington Post reports. UNITE HERE, which represents textile, hotel, and restaurant workers, last week gave Obama his first endorsement from a union; yesterday, it launched a Spanish-language ad blasting Clinton, whose backers filed a lawsuit trying to block caucuses in casinos.

The union would say only that the ads on Las Vegas' Univision affiliate would be supportive of Obama; its radio spot called Clinton "shameless" and "unforgivable." The Clinton campaign fired back, calling Obama hypocritical for accepting labor help after criticizing the Clinton and Edwards campaigns for doing so in Iowa and New Hampshire.