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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:03 AM
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Rethug 527 Group "Progress for America" behind SS privatization ads!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:05 AM by flpoljunkie
http://www.opensecrets.org/527s/527events.asp?orgid=6

Progress for America, 2004 Election Cycle
Formed: February 2001 | Web Site

Republican group that plans to raise tens of millions of dollars for issue-advocacy efforts, particularly TV ads, in support of GOP candidates. Will form "issue truth squads" that respond to Democratic attacks on President Bush. Seen as the Republican equivalent of The Media Fund, which aims to raise close to $100 million for pro-Democratic issue ads.

Affiliated Personnel:
Ken Adelman, chairman (former director of arms control and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Reagan)

Tony Feather, founder (political director, Bush-Cheney '00, and a close ally of Karl Rove)

Ben Ginsberg, chief counsel (chief outside counsel for Bush-Cheney '04)

Chris LaCivita, executive director (former issue-advocacy director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee)


Donors:
Sig Rogich, one of President Bush's fundraising Pioneers and former ambassador to Iceland under President Reagan

Bush "Rangers" Alex Spanos and Dawn Arnall contributed $5 million each


Budget:
$14 million raised so far; overall fundraising goal is $40-$60 million

527 Activity:
Total Receipts: $44,929,174
Total Expenditures: $35,437,204
Note: This data is based on records released by the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, January 03, 2005.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:06 AM
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1. Media Fund, we need you now!
MoveOnpac, and others, too!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:09 AM
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2. saw an ad earlier by Progress for America on SS---full of crap and scare
tactics.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:44 AM
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3. Yes, the ad you saw on CNN is the one they are running.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:51 AM
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4. More info:
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