New Ad Ties OR Senator To Bush : Secret Money Project The battle continues over whether Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is closer to Obama or Bush.
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New Ad Ties OR Senator To Bush

The battle continues over whether Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is closer to Obama or Bush.

Smith, for his part, would like voters in his Democratic-leaning state to believe he's buddies with Obama.

But Majority Action, the union-funded 527 organization, has fired back with another ad tying Smith to President Bush. Smith "voted to authorize George Bush's war in Iraq" and "voted for billions to fund Bush's reckless war," the ad says. But lest you think this is a campaign ad intended to hurt Smith in November, the end of the ad urges us to "tell Gordon Smith to support Senate Bill 3125" — whatever that is. (Here's an earlier Majority Action attack on Smith, from June.)