The Corner

Dennis For Dean

An interesting story in today’s New York Observer on a key Dean backer: Dennis Rivera, head of local 1199 of SEIU (Service Employees International Union), popularly thought of in NYC as “the hospital workers.” Rivera is spending $500,000 of hard money on Iowa TV ads backing Dean–a significant chunk in that market. He calls Dean “one of us.” Rivera, a charming man, is one of the most left-wing labor leaders in NYC.

There is also a nice quote in the story from a Club for Growth anti-Dean ad: “tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading…Hollywood-loving, leftwing freak show.” Good work, Steve.