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GOP complains about MoveOn ad

The Republican National Committee on Friday asked about 250 TV stations, including eight in Arizona, to pull a liberal group's ads critical of President Bush.

The RNC sent the stations a letter Friday suggesting the outlets may be complicit in breaking campaign finance laws if they air the MoveOn.org ads. It asked them to decline to broadcast the ads.

The RNC said the group is spending "soft money," on ads to influence a federal election. The campaign finance law broadly bars the use of such donations to influence federal elections.

MoveOn began airing ads Thursday critical of Bush's policies. MoveOn founder Wes Boyd said the ads are legal, and added that the group is not concerned by the RNC's letter. -- GOP asks TV stations to pull ads (AP)

Here is the text of the GOP's letter.

MoveOn.org Voter Fund's response was to buy more ads.