VIDEO: Casino Ads Send Message About Employee Pensions
ATLANTIC CITY - South Jersey voters are seeing television commercials that seem to be about the plight of Atlantic City Casinos. But the group bankrolling those ads is actually sending a message about public employee pensions. The political arm of the state's largest teacher's union, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), has contributed nearly $3 million to a super political action committee whose mission is electing democrats. General Majority Pac has spent about $2 million ahead of the November 3rd election. Money has gone towards ads in southern New Jersey's 1st and 2nd districts to portray democrats as strongly opposed to casinos in the northern part of the state. The NJEA said that it is spending money to help elect candidates who supported making a full pension payment.