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Fox News accused of aiding candidate

COLUMBUS | The Democratic Governors Association has filed an elections complaint in Ohio alleging Fox News Channel illegally helped the Republican gubernatorial nominee solicit funds during a television appearance.

In documents filed Thursday, the association says Fox allowed former Rep. John R. Kasich to request contributions from viewers during an Aug. 18 telecast of “The O’Reilly Factor” and displayed the address of his campaign website.

The complaint alleges the free publicity is an improper in-kind contribution to Mr. Kasich’s campaign.

The association wants Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland re-elected in November. Mr. Kasich, a former congressman, Lehman Brothers managing director and Fox commentator, is keeping pace with Mr. Strickland in polls and fundraising.

A message and e-mail seeking comment were left with a Fox News spokeswoman. A Kasich spokesman declined comment.


Candidates debate immigration law

CONCORD | A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire is making the immigration debate a central issue of the campaign, far from the Mexican border.

Bill Binnie is a naturalized citizen who immigrated legally to the U.S. with his parents from Scotland when he was 5 years old.

The 52-year-old multimillionaire businessman has been running a television ad calling for English to be the country’s official language.

The ad has moved fighting illegal immigration, an issue that plays well with Republicans, to the center of the campaign.

Mr. Binnie’s move is risky, because it has drawn attention to his opposition to Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law, which many Republicans and his three main rivals support.


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