Democratic strategists must really love this name. Citizens For Strength and Security is a 527 organization set up recently by a former aide to former senator John Edwards in order to go after Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC). Since then, the group has picked up big contributions from labor unions and Patriot Majority (another 527 funded by labor unions).
Now, with two more scathing TV ads against Dole, the group is reporting another $280,000 from Patriot Majority, plus $25,000 from Leo Hindery Jr., who was senior economic policy adviser to Edwards. CSS also got $200,000 from Majority Action, yet another 527 funded largely by labor unions. Majority Action has even produced its own anti-Dole ads.
So why funnel money into a new group? Are strength and security more reassuring than patriots?