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FACT SHEET: Top 10 Connections Between John Kerry And 527s
George W. Bush ^ | August 25, 2004

Posted on 08/25/2004 1:04:28 PM PDT by RWR8189

  1. Former Kerry Campaign Manager Jim Jordan Founded Thunder Road Group, A Consulting Firm Representing America Coming Together, The Media Fund And America Votes. "Jim Jordan, a Winston-Salem native, was fired as John Kerry's presidential campaign manager in November…. Now he has started his own consulting firm, called Thunder Road Group. The firm is representing America Coming Together, the Media Fund, and America Votes, all pro-Democratic 527 political organizations gearing up for the 2004 election." ("People," National Journal, 2/28/04) 
  2. Harold Ickes Is A Member Of DNC's Executive Committee And Head Of The Media Fund And Chief Of Staff To America Coming Together. Ickes "Admits That He Occasionally Tells The Kerry Camp What He's Up To, And He Insists It's Perfectly Legal." (Jim Drinkard, "'Outside' Political Groups Full Of Party Insiders," USA Today, 6/28/04; Paula Dwyer, "Why 527 Is The Dems' Lucky Number," BusinessWeek Online, 7/28/04)
  3. MoveOn.org's Zack Exley Joined Kerry Campaign As Director Of Online Communications And Organizing. (Sharon Theimer, "MoveOn Staffer Moves On To Kerry Campaign," The Associated Press, 4/7/04)
  4. Bob Bauer Of Perkins Coie Is Legal Counsel To Both Kerry Campaign And America Coming Together (ACT). (Jim Rutenberg And Kate Zernike, "Veteran's Group Had GOP Lawyer," The New York Times, 8/25/04)
    • Kerry Campaign Paid Bauer's Law Firm, Perkins Coie, $360,244.28 For Legal Services And Other Expenses. (Federal Election Commission Records, www.fec.gov, Accessed 8/5/04)
    • America Coming Together (ACT) Paid Bauer's Law Firm, Perkins Coie, $176,732 For Legal Services And Other Expenses. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 8/5/04)
  5. Joe Sandler Is General Counsel To DNC While Serving As Legal Counsel To 527s MoveOn.org And Moving America Forward. (Jonathan Groner, "Power Punch," Legal Times, 4/26/04)
  6. Erik Smith Is The Media Fund's Executive Director And Worked With Steve Elmendorf, Kerry's Deputy Campaign Manager, On Dick Gephardt's Presidential Campaign. (Jim VandeHei, "Kerry Expected To Emerge From Battle Stronger Than Ever," The Washington Post, 3/3/04)
  7. Minyon Moore, A Kerry Campaign Consultant, Serves On Executive Committee Of America Coming Together. (Glen Johnson, "Kerry To Press 'Environmental Justice,'" The Boston Globe, 4/22/03; Lisa Getter, "Kerry Aided By 'Illegal' Soft Money, GOP Claims," Los Angeles Times, 4/1/04)
  8. Media Fund Ad Consultant Bill Knapp Hired By Kerry Campaign. (Thomas B. Edsall, "Shifting The Money So The Votes Will Follow," The Washington Post, 5/11/04)
  9. Former ACT Employee Rodney Shelton Hired As Kerry's Arkansas State Director. (Michael R. Wickline, "Arkansan To Head Kerry's State Effort," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 6/22/04)
  10. Kerry's New Mexico Caucus Director, Geri Prado, Is Leading ACT's GOTV Effort In That State. (Michael Finnegan, "Kerry's Low Profile May Cost Crucial Latino Votes," Los Angeles Times, 5/3/04)

Don't Forget The Dewey Square Group Provides Political Consulting Services For Both Kerry Campaign And America Coming Together (ACT).

  • Kerry Campaign Has Paid Dewey Square Group $194,936.48 For Political Consulting And Other Expenses. (Federal Election Commission Records, www.fec.gov, Accessed 8/5/04)
  • America Coming Together (ACT) Has Paid Dewey Square Group $51,808 For Political Consulting And Other Expenses. (Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed 8/5/04)
  • At Least Four Kerry Advisors Are Associated With Dewey Square Group: Michael Whouley, Jill Alper, Minyon Moore And Joe Ricca. (Glen Johnson, "Kerry To Press 'Environmental Justice,'" The Boston Globe, 4/22/03; Dewey Square Group Website, http://www.deweysquare.com/, Accessed 2/5/04; Peter Grier, "How Kerry Turned The Corner," Christian Science Monitor, 2/5/04; Glen Johnson and John Aloysius Farrell, "Kerry's New-Look Campaign Relies On A Few Key Players," The Boston Globe, 1/9/03)

And Michael Meehan, Now A Communications Advisor To Kerry, Was Hired By NARAL In 2003 To "Oversee Its Vastly Expanded Soft-Money Operation." His Hiring Was "Billed As A Two-Month Leave From His Job As Political Director Of NARAL." (Carol Beggy and Mark Shanahan, "Names," The Boston Globe, 11/21/03; Chris Cillizza, "NARAL Plans Big '04 Effort," Roll Call, 5/8/03)

 


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527; 527groups; act; ammo; bc04; bush43; factsheet; gwb2004; illegal527; kerry; mediafund; moveon; webofconnections

1 posted on 08/25/2004 1:04:32 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189
thank you, thank you very much!
2 posted on 08/25/2004 1:05:45 PM PDT by YaYa123 (]@Max Cleland Is A Mean SOB..Mad As Hell He Lost..And Pathetically, He Thinks Kerry Likes Him.com)
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To: RWR8189

all those in cahoots with the DNC and they still could not make the impact that a little group of vets have made.


3 posted on 08/25/2004 1:07:29 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: RWR8189

Bump!


4 posted on 08/25/2004 1:08:07 PM PDT by DallasMike
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


5 posted on 08/25/2004 1:09:29 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: RWR8189
Woo! BTTT and bookmarked!
6 posted on 08/25/2004 1:10:06 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: RWR8189

Ginsberg resigned today from Bush's campaign.

We must demand that the following people resign from Kerry's campaign and/or the DNC:

Harold Ickes
Zack Exley
Bob Bauer
Joe Sandler
Minyon Moore
Bill Knapp
Rodney Shelton
Geri Prado
Michael Meehan


7 posted on 08/25/2004 1:10:31 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: boxerblues
all those in cahoots with the DNC and they still could not make the impact that a little group of vets have made.

I've read that some vets have a jar of pee saved to pour on Hanoi Jane's grave after she passes. Given the impact the Swiftees have made, I'd suggest to Ms. Fonda that she be buried in a boat.

8 posted on 08/25/2004 1:12:16 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: RWR8189

This is wonderful.

I have kept up a list at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1196878/posts

Looks like they got every connection I have read about.


9 posted on 08/25/2004 1:13:17 PM PDT by Republican Red (Is that a classified document in your pants Sandy or are you just glad to see me?)
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To: RWR8189

Having connections is in no way illegal. It is only illegal if the Campaigns coordinate the with the 527s ads, which many Democratic organizations are on record bragging about how they worked with the DNC on their ads and had them review and provide input.


10 posted on 08/25/2004 1:26:14 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: RWR8189

Keep it coming.


11 posted on 08/25/2004 1:39:09 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21

Let me guess, we won't see this on the evening news!

Semper Fi


12 posted on 08/25/2004 1:46:56 PM PDT by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: RWR8189

bookmark


13 posted on 08/25/2004 2:02:29 PM PDT by federal
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To: dd5339

Maybe Fox, and that'll be it.


14 posted on 08/25/2004 2:05:49 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: randog
I've read that some vets have a jar of pee saved to pour on Hanoi Jane's grave after she passes

If thats all that they put on her grave she will be d@mn lucky
15 posted on 08/25/2004 2:08:32 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: boxerblues
all those in cahoots with the DNC and they still could not make the impact that a little group of vets have made.

It takes that many people & that much money to cover all of Kerry's resume' lies & pathetic Senate voting record.

16 posted on 08/25/2004 2:11:56 PM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...)
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To: RWR8189; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


17 posted on 08/25/2004 2:27:56 PM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: RWR8189

Great job.


18 posted on 08/25/2004 3:03:18 PM PDT by nomad
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To: RWR8189
Ramsey Clark to Join Panel for Saddam’s Defense

arabnews press release 25 August 2004


NOTE :
Ramsey Clark is pictured below with Kerry and
Vietnam phony vet Al Hubbard
Who was head of the
Vietnam Veterans Against the War movement.




NEW:
FReeper smith288 has an online version of
Kerry's "The New Soldier"
You can read it without downloading pdf files!
CLICK HERE


From Kerry's "The New Soldier":
Al Hubbard Sgt., 22 Troop Carrier Squadron Aug. ’65-June ’66

Emotions: Walking down the flight line at Saigon past stacks of aluminum cases containing American bodies and past stacks of aluminum luggage containing American currency. Seeing the tight, sad face of an Airman loading the bodies aboard a dirty Air Force Transport and the wide smiling face of a stewardess greeting the passengers aboard a clean Pan American Clipper Jet. Hearing a Vietnamese beg you to leave his country and an American colonel tells you to bomb his country. Hearing a Vietnamese invite you to live in his home, after the war and an American explain why you can’t live in his block, after the war. Flying over barren, brown, safe American held terrain and over lush, green unsafe enemy terrain. Feeling happy to be leaving a country in which you do not belong and sad to be returning to a country in which you are not allowed to belong. Sacrificing a portion of your consciousness so you won’t have to deal with being there and building mental blocks so you won’t have to deal with having been there.

- Al Hubbard, proven fraud who never set foot in Viet Nam. The only Vietnamese he ever met was when he was collaborating with the North Vietnamese in Paris
on the American Communist Party's nickel.
John Kerry's explanation: "He (Hubbard) simply exaggarated his particular position.
But nobody knew it at the time. And those things happen."

The New Soldier, (46 pages)
By John Kerry
and Vietnam Veterans
Against the War

PART I (pdf file)
PART II (pdf file)
PART III (pdf file)

Kerry hopes everyone
in the USA gets this book!

Send this url for the online version

http://ejsmithweb.com/fr/newsoldier/


Print this out (46 pages) and disribute it,
especially to the liberals you know.

Copy and paste the links to everyone you know.

http://nomayo.mu.nu/archives/New%20Soldier%20Inro.pdf

http://nomayo.mu.nu/archives/New%20Soldier.pdf

http://nomayo.mu.nu/archives/New%20Soldier%20Epilogue.pdf


"First Kerry picked Edwards BUT now he picks Hanoi Jane!"




19 posted on 08/25/2004 3:08:42 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Jane and Hanoi Kerry sitting in a tree, sitting in a tree F-R-E-N-C-H-I-N-G)
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To: RWR8189

Thanks!!!
BKMRKED


20 posted on 08/25/2004 6:36:48 PM PDT by FlashBack (Faith will not make our path easy, but it will give us strength for the Journey.)
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To: dd5339
"......we won't see this on the evening news."

Actually, PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer did a blurb about the lawyer resigning from Bush's campaign. At the end of the story, they mumbled something about the GOP claiming that there were others in the Kerry campaign in similar circumstances. 87% of the negattive ad-funding is for ant-Bush 527s, but 87% of the criticism is for the other 13 percent that is anti-Kerry.

The Dems can always count on the Press Poodles to put both thumbs on the scale for the Democrats.

21 posted on 08/25/2004 6:52:14 PM PDT by cookcounty ("NIXON sent me to Vietnam!!!" --JfK, lying about his 1968 arrival in-country UNDER PRESIDENT LBJ.)
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To: cookcounty

bttt


22 posted on 08/25/2004 7:02:13 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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To: YaYa123

The republicans should be on tv holding up a paper demanding these facts be put out,or why not buy an ad in every newspaper listing these facts, lets go republicans get on the ball.


23 posted on 08/25/2004 7:20:44 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: RWR8189

Nice post!!! Awesome info.


24 posted on 08/26/2004 6:06:35 AM PDT by harpu
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To: patriciamary

"The republicans should be on tv holding up a paper demanding these facts be put out,or why not buy an ad in every newspaper listing these facts, lets go republicans get on the ball."

You have hit the nail on the head! Until Republicans begin treating the Democrats as the should be treated--- political enemies--- theY will continue to bitch and moan about the double standard and hypocrisy of the leftists.

For the last half of the 20th century, Republicans have been in the role of the minority in the House and Senate... Whining and moaning have been their only response to liberals idiotic spending and legislative initiatives. Now that the pendulum has begun to swing toward the “right”, they continue to use this antiquated and useless "tactic".

The Democrats are NOT our “partners” or “friends across the aisle". They are our political enemies, and in many ways are the enemy of the very principles this country was founded upon. I’m tired of the RNC and the President’s insistence on “non-partisanship”… When in the hell are they going to figure out that non-partisanship only exists in the minds of the leftists, when everybody concedes to their side?

SOMEBODY GROW A SET!


25 posted on 08/26/2004 6:32:52 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Common Sense 101
You are so right,I cannot understand why our representatives in Washington cannot figure this out!
26 posted on 08/26/2004 11:19:34 AM PDT by patriciamary
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