Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Pro-Clinton 527 Group Funds Misleading Ads in Texas

Newsweek reported yesterday that a 527 group called American Leadership Group, composed of wealthy donors to the Clinton campaign (as much as $50,000 a pop) funded $860,000 in misleading ads in Texas in the run-up to the March 4th primaries.

Legally, according to Newsweek, 527s are required to be separate from an individual candidate and must report to the IRS. In the event that their ad identifies or targets a federal candidate, they must report to the FEC.

The FEC filings indicated the amount spent in Texas on the misleading ads.

Newsweek also reported that the ads mischaracterized claims made at about the health care plans of the two candidates.

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