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'Caught Red-Handed' Press Events Wednesday; Third Round of 'Red Handed' Ad Campaign Targets Four Reps for Protecting War Profiteers

6/6/2006 2:59:00 PM


To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Timi Gerson or Alex Howe, 202-822-5200

News Advisory:

-- New TV Ad Starts Tomorrow

-- Local Veterans to Demand Return of Defense Contractor Contributions

Four Representatives who voted to protect war profiteers come under fire this week when MoveOn.org Political Action unveils the third and final ad in the "Red Handed" series. Two earlier ads in the $1.3 million ad buy accused the Members of supporting the Bush administration’s flawed prescription drug plan and protecting big oil companies while Americans pay more at the pump. The ads will run through June 16th.

On Wednesday, some of MoveOn’s 3.2 million members will join veterans and family members in front of four district offices, holding giant yellow ribbons with the slogan "Support Our Troops, Not Halliburton." The war profiteer television ads will run in the districts of: Nancy Johnson (CT-5), Thelma Drake (VA-2), Chris Chocola (IN-2), and Deborah Pryce (OH-15).

They will cite the Representatives’ votes to protect war profiteering companies like Halliburton that overcharged the military for services in Iraq. They will also call for the Members to return all campaign contributions from defense contractors working in Iraq who may have influenced their votes.

"Even our troops in Iraq are subject to the effects of Washington’s culture of corruption. These Members of Congress, who took tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from defense contractors, protected them from stiffer penalties for war profiteering. It’s an outrage because every dollar that Halliburton took through fraud could have gone to our Army and our troops," said Eli Pariser, Executive Director of MoveOn Political Action.

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