It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the AFP ad, below, was primarily casted by Herrera supporters and that the ad was shot before the end of the primary.
AFP MUST do much better in this kind of thing; the coordination issue was low-hanging fruit for the dems, who now will be able to smear Ridgefield Barbie with this appearence of obvious coordination.
Last updated August 25, 2010 4:17 p.m. PT
Wash. Ds file federal complaint over TV ad in 3rd
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The state Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a TV ad attacking Democratic congressional candidate Denny Heck.
The complaint alleges that a national conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, may have illegally coordinated efforts with the campaign of Republican candidate Jaime Herrera, who is Heck's opponent for the open seat in the 3rd Congressional District.
Party chairman Dwight Pelz says the complaint was mailed Wednesday. The complaint cites the use of people in the ad who are supporters of Herrera.
Herrera spokesman Casey Bowman says the campaign had no involvement in the ad, and will dispute the claim with the FEC.