03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Democrats: New Pro-Brown TV Ads Are 'Illegal'

Democrats in Washington are criticizing a pair of new ads supporting Republican Scott Brown in the US Senate race, saying that the spots are illegal because they are sponsored by a fellow Republican US Senate candidate.

The $200,000 campaign, launched today in the Boston media market and featuring two different TV ads (see them here and here), is sponsored by an independent group calling itself Americans for Responsible Health Care. The group was formed by William Binnie, who is running for Senate this year in New Hampshire.

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