WASHINGTON (AP) — A new attack ad about Republican presidential candidate John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is funded by a group that does not disclose its donors.
That has Kasich allies complaining about the “shady donors” disparaging their candidate. They’ve complained to the Federal Election Commission.
But the American Future Fund, which paid $1 million to air the ad in New Hampshire, is a nonprofit that isn’t required to make its donors known. Founder Nick Ryan won’t say who is giving the money.
The ad portrays Kasich, the Ohio governor, as a Republican who is aligned with Democratic President Barack Obama. It says he expanded Medicaid, something many Republican politicians oppose.
Ryan also leads a super PAC helping presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Ryan says no candidate allies approached him about doing the ad.
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