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Pro-Edwards 527 Hits TV Airwaves in Iowa Today

This just in from Chris Cillizza:

Over the past three days, Democratic presidential hopefuls John Edwards and Barack Obama have publicly squabbled over an outside group with ties to Edwards that is funding a series of ads obliquely touting his candidacy.

The group at the center of the controversy is known as the Alliance for New America and was first reported in The Sunday Fix. The group is backed by a number of state and local branches of the Service Employees International Union and is being advised by Nick Baldick, who managed Edwards's 2004 presidential campaign.

The Alliance for a New America has already spent nearly $600,000 on a flight of radio ads in Iowa that hew closely to the Edwards campaign message. Bu, what prompted Obama's ire was a report that the group was planning to spend $750,000 on a television ad buy over the final ten days before the Iowa caucuses.

The Fix has obtained the script of the ad. It will hit the Iowa television today.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  December 26, 2007; 11:11 AM ET
Categories:  A_Blog , Barack Obama , John Edwards , Today at The Post  
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