Freedom's Watch Ad Illegally Written By GOP, Democrats Say

04/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Washington Post reports that Democrats are accusing the Republican party of covertly and illegally being behind a new ad by the conservative group Freedom's Watch:

Democratic Party officials said they will file a complaint today with the Federal Election Commission alleging that a conservative political group has illegally coordinated its advertising with a Republican Party campaign committee in advance of a May 3 special election in Louisiana.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the fundraising and campaign arm for House Democrats, alleges that the script for a television ad purchased by Freedom's Watch, an independent conservative political committee, can be traced to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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