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Pro-Obama Group Defends Unusual Names

PowerPac, the San Francisco advocacy organization that promoted Obama during the primaries, has a new ad boosting the presidential candidate. The ad, which also comes in a Spanish version, says, "Barack Obama believes it shouldn't matter if you look different, it shouldn't matter if your name is unsusual..."

Now that the campaigns themselves have gone negative, could PowerPac — with its pro-Obama rather than anti-McCain ad — actually improve the reputation of outside groups?