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CREW: FEC: Regarding Alan Keyes, Empower Illinois Media Fund and Jack Roeser

On October 14, 2004, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding a new political ad funded by a recently formed 527 organization, Empower Illinois Media Fund, as well as against candidate for U.S. Senate Alan Keyes and wealthy Keyes supporter Jack Roeser. CREW filed the complaint after learning that Empower Illinois Media Fund has begun running ads in central Illinois against Democratic Senate nominee Barack Obama. The 30 second ad, which superimposes a running commentary atop a photograph of Mr. Obama, blatantly attacks Mr. Obama in direct violation of federal campaign finance law.