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AFL-CIO boosts ground support for Obama, Democrats
AFL-CIO endorses Obama, mounts vast door-to-door ground support for Democrats
By The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) ' The labor federation AFL-CIO is endorsing President Barack Obama's re-election bid, and it says it will mount a big door-to-door effort for Democrats to counter the flood of outside money that conservative groups are pouring into the campaign.

A well-known 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited cash in support of candidates also allows union campaign workers to visit the homes of any voter, not just those of union members.

The labor federation said Tuesday its strategy is to spend less money on political parties and candidates this election cycle and place more emphasis on old-fashioned, get-out-the-vote efforts.

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