The following ad is from the 2004 Presidential Election. It is an important one since it was the first Presidential campaign cycle that employed the usage of 527 organizations. These organizations come from a section of the tax code which allows groups to subsequently get involved in issue advocacy campaigns. The organizations, however, cannot support a candidate. They can only advocate against someone running for office.
In an earlier post, I mentioned that Super PACs are now more influential in political campaigns. In their ads, Super PACs can advocate for or against candidates running for office. They have surpassed 527 organizations in terms of their effectiveness.
Should there be a limit to what campaign ads can advocate?