07/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Find Potential Tie Between McCain And Third Party Pro-War Group

Democrats say a group supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) bought television ad time in Virginia that had been released by his campaign the same day, suggesting a possible connection between two groups that legally must remain separate.

The upcoming ads -- "Finish the Job," featuring eight Iraq war veterans speaking in black-and-white footage about the success of the surge -- mark the most substantial outside assistance McCain has received in the presidential air wars.

The group, Vets for Freedom, calls the purchase a coincidence, and there is no indication otherwise.

But the discovery is the leading edge of a new line of attack Democrats plan against McCain.

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