(AP) – After falling short of the legislative votes needed to enact a right-to-work law, supporters of the measure are launching an advertising campaign in hopes of pressuring Republican lawmakers who oppose it to switch sides and help Missouri become the 26th state to bar mandatory union fees.
A television ad by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity was to hit cable systems in Rep. Kathie Conway’s St. Charles-area district on Tuesday. The ad urges voters to call the lawmaker – who was one of 20 Republicans who recently helped defeat the bill – and tell her “to stand with Missouri workers, not Barack Obama’s liberal agenda.”
Voters in Conway’s district also will be getting mailings with photos of Democratic President Barack Obama and a man lighting a cigar with a caption that says Conway “voted to defend special interests.”
Conway didn’t immediately return requests from The Associated Press seeking comment this week.