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Mitt Romney Super PAC Republishes 2007 Romney Ad, Violating Finance Laws, Watchdog Says

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WASHINGTON — The main super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has violated campaign finance law, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group said on Thursday. Paul Ryan, a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center, called foul on the Restore Our Future PAC for recycling a 2007 ad from the former governor’s prior presidential bid.

The move by the group, which is filled with former Romney staffers and colleagues, violates campaign finance law that prohibits the republication of campaign materials by a super PAC, Ryan said.

On Thursday, Restore Our Future released an ad, titled “Saved,” which is identical to a 2007 Romney campaign ad titled “Searched.” The ad features Robert Gay, a former business partner of Romney, explaining how Romney shut down Bain Capital and brought 50 employees to New York City to track down Gay’s daughter, who had snuck off from home to go to a rave. Both ads feature the same footage and the same monologue from Gay.

via Mitt Romney Super PAC Republishes 2007 Romney Ad, Violating Finance Laws, Watchdog Says.

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Written by edparnell

February 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

Posted in Politics

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