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Anti-Union Group Worked To Influence Elections In 5 States

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Newly released documents show the National Right to Work Committee worked directly with select Republican legislative candidates in five states in 2010 to boost their campaigns with a voter mailing program.

Officials in Montana say that amounted to illegal contributions by a corporation and are pursuing litigation against nine state candidates who participated.

Montana's commissioner of political practice released thousands of emails, letters and mailers to The Associated Press through a public records request. They show Right to Work offered candidates a series of seven custom-written letters that would be signed with their digitally scanned signatures and mailed to thousands of voters.