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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Popular Progressive: Support from PAC supporters v. taking PAC money

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

Ed Fallon is being accused by Leonard Boswell's campaign of being hypocritical about receiving support through PACs. At issue is that Democracy for America, which is a PAC has encouraged its members to support Ed Fallon, who has not received a SINGLE dime from DFA, but did receive direct contributions from 730 DFA members to the tune of about $20,000. Many people are members of organizations that encourage supporting candidates, the National Board of Realtors as an example encourages its membership to choose pro-real estate candidates, but that doesn't mean the same thing as the NBR cutting a check for a candidate.

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