Attack of the 527s

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With the GOP convention only days away, Republicans and Democrats are trading some of the ugliest blows of this campaign: television ads that aim low and hit hard.

The sponsors of these ads are allowed to raise as much money as they want, so long as they stick to issues and don’t favor one candidate over another. Historically, the Democrats have used the power of these groups to their advantage. Now, the Republicans are getting into the act.


Larry Noble, Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics

William Brock, co-chair of the November Fund

Jim Jordan, spokesperson for America Coming Together and Christopher Shays, U.S. Congressman (R-CT)