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A New Channel for Soft Money Starts Flowing 1. The New York Times 2. 12 NOV 2007 3. Ruthenberg, Jim & Kirkpatrick, David D 4. On-line: <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/us/politics/12spend.html? _r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin> 5. Campaign Financing & Political Party Support/Action 6. The so-called Wounded Warriors Act, legislation intended to improve health care for veterans, has attracted nearly unanimous, bipartisan support in Congress. So why would the newly formed Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America begin running a television commercial urging the citizens of South Carolina to tell Congress to pass it?
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Unformatted text preview: Commercials from Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican riding a South Carolina victory. The group that paid for the advertisement operates independently from Senator McCain’s campaign, but was set up and financed by his supporters seeking to help him. The group was started by Rick Reed, a long-time strategist for Mr. McCain. Mr. McCain immediately called on the group to cease its activities when its existence was first reported. “I have not called Rick Reed because I don’t know what his involvement is,” Mr. McCain said. “I have condemned those ads.”...
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