FreedomWorks for America to Protest United Auto Workers' Intimidation Tactics Outside the Final Indiana Senate Debate

Oct 23, 2012, 08:00 ET from FreedomWorks for America

NEW ALBANY, Ind., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FreedomWorks for America will gather outside the final Indiana Senate debate venue to protest the United Auto Workers' (UAW) deliberate attempt to intimidate Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, following news that the UAW hijacked approximately 300 of the 500 available tickets through a loophole in the ticketing process.  

FreedomWorks for America spokesman Ryan Hecker commented, "The UAW's ticketing stunt is a blatant attempt by the unions to strong-arm the political discussion in Indiana, and shut down those leaders who dare to challenge their special interests in Washington."

"FreedomWorks for America activists and allies are gathering outside the debate venue to remind the UAW that they might be able to manipulate the ticketing system at a debate, but they can't keep voters away from the ballot box in November. We will continue encouraging voters to support Richard Mourdock, a principled fiscal conservative who proved during his service as State Treasurer that he will protect Hoosier taxpayers, regardless of who tries to intimidate him into doing otherwise."

Most of the UAW ticket holders are not residents of New Albany, but rather employees of the Chrysler plant in Kokomo. Hecker added, "This debate packing scheme is just further proof that the United Auto Workers expect and exploit preferential treatment over other Hoosiers."

FreedomWorks for America protestors will gather outside the debate venue from 5:30-7 p.m. ET located at the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150.


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Jackie Bodnar

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