Issue Ads Show 2014 Election Savvy As They Sidestep Campaign Laws

by - June 21, 2013

When FWD.us, the lobby group founded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, launched its first foray into issue advocacy to support immigration reform, two of its ads immediately raised eyebrows. The spots run by two FWD.us subsidiaries praised Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) on matters completely unrelated to immigration. Graham was applauded for his opposition to Obamacare and stimulus spending and for his support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Begich received plaudits for his support of drilling in Alaska's nature preserves and aid for the state's fishing industry.

Issue Ads Show 2014 Election Savvy As They Sidestep Campaign Laws

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