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Mini Scandal of the Day

December 15th, 2003 - 4:43 pm

Oh, boy:

Frustrated with the lack of domestic support, left-leaning website MoveOn.org has apparently been reaching beyond American borders to generate cash revenue over the internet!

The provocative international fundraising strategy threatens to embroil the presidential candidacies of General Wesley Clark and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.

Both men are named on international fundraising websites suggesting donations to MoveOn.org.

Now the story is from Drudge, so your first thought should be to look for some salt to take it with. But, he goes on with some damning details:

Wesley Clark’s official campaign website has been offering a link to “Canada For Clark”, which in turn advises Canadians: “Non-Americans can’t by law, give money to any particular candidate’s campaign. But we can support pro-democracy, progressive American organizations like MoveOn.org, which do their best to spread the ugly truth about Bush and publicize the Democratic message. Click here to donate to MoveOn.org.”

The top traffic referrer to CanadaForClark.com is Clark’s Official Campaign Website.

Clark had better back the hell away from this thing, and in a hurry. US presidential campaigns really ought not be soliciting funds from foreigners.

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