Return of the Swift Boater
Posted on Sep 14, 2006
Bob Perry, a Karl Rove-connected backer of the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry, has pumped $5 million into a new group targeting Democratic candidates. We’re sure he’ll play fair this time. (h/t: Huff Po)
The Republican donor who helped bankroll the Swift Boat attacks on Democratic Sen. John Kerry’s war record has given $5 million to a new group targeting Democratic candidates.
Bob J. Perry, a Texas homebuilder with close ties to White House advisor Karl Rove and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, recently made the hefty donations to the Economic Freedom Fund, a newly created California group.
The group is a so-called 527 that is not subject to conventional campaign finance restrictions and can spend unlimited amounts on election advocacy, similar to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. In the 2004 presidential race, the group of Vietnam veterans made unsubstantiated allegations challenging Kerry’s record of wartime heroism.