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Uproar over anti-Kerry ad, but not Moore?


Three groups have filed a complaint accusing the organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth of violating campaign finance laws by airing an ad that is critical of John Kerry’s military record.

These "campaign finance watchdog" groups claim the veterans ad violates a federal ban on the use of unlimited donations, often referred to as “soft money,” to influence federal elections. The "watchdog" groups argue that the vets should have only used limited contributions from individuals known as hard money on the ad and should disclose its donations and spending in reports to the Federal Election Commission.

My question is this: Shouldn’t this also apply to Michael Moore and his flick? Would this mean that everyone who has seen this movie should have their contribution revealed so that everyone can know who is supporting Mr. Moore’s campaign to unseat President Bush?

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