Hillary Clinton has had difficulty keeping pace with Barack Obama’s fundraising, which could explain the launch of a new pro-Clinton 527 group called “American Leadership Project” that already has a commercial it plans to run in Ohio. The group is not subject to the same rules as the campaign and can theoretically raise unlimited amounts of money.


The 527 hews to the legal rule against direct advocacy for the candidate: “Tell Hillary to keep working on these solutions,” the ad says. It’s aimed for Ohio, but there’s no buy yet.

It’ll air in Ohio to supplement Clinton’s push.

A spokesman for the American Leadership Project, Roger Salazar, e-mailed to stress that his group’s message is “positive” and focused on middle-class issues.

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