Thursday, February 28, 2008

Where Did the 527 Go?

A week ago, it was announced (to great fanfare) that the Clinton campaign would soon be the beneficiary of an independent expenditure or "527" group, called American Leadership Project (ALP) in Ohio and Texas.

To date, there has been no news on whether the ALP has produced -- or aired -- any ads supporting Hillary.

The feel on the ground, according to NBC, is a 4-to-1 Obama advantage:
Obama's financial advantage: Watching local TV here in Ohio, it feels like Obama has a 4-to-1 advantage -- with SEIU, UFCW and Obama just blitzing the airwaves compared with Clinton. It's happening in all four states. In fact, per TV ad expert Evan Tracey, Obama has outspent Clinton $23 million to $14 million in the last 30 days. How is she expected to hold a big lead if she gets outspent this badly? The third party groups are like salt in the Clinton wound.
Meanwhile, an email sent on behalf of Bill Clinton (asking for money), said:
[L]et's show the Obama campaign that they can't win this race just by throwing more money at it.
Looks like ALP is MIA.

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