- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gen. David H. Petraeus isn’t alone as the target of an ad campaign by the group MoveOn.org. The liberal online group’s political action committee has spent more than $2 million against nearly a dozen Republicans since last year, Jim McElhatton will report in Thursday’s editions of The Washington Times. The group spent more than $100,000 this year against Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. It also poured money into efforts last year against nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. MoveOn.org ranked third in the country among political action committees in total receipts from January 2005 to June 30, 2006, with $14.1 million. The group trailed only the pro-Democrat Emily’s List, which took in $20 million, and the Service Employees International Union, which reported $14.4 million. The group has spent $5 million so far for the 2007-08 election cycle. Its latest disclosure report, totaling more than 13,000 pages, doesn’t appear to show how much it cost for a New York Times advertisement this week saying the general was “cooking the books” for the White House. The ad, which ran after the group’s latest FEC filing, was headlined “General Petraeus or General Betray Us.”

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