I noticed their have been ads run by the Tim Johnson campaign regarding a "special interest group", but they don’t name that group. I assume they are talking about the Foundations for Secure and Prosperous America. Tom Daschle joins in with this:
Last week, Steve Jarding sent you an important message about an outside special interest group that has just spent a shocking $165,000 on a new attack ad aimed at my good friend Tim Johnson.
That amount of money goes a long way in South Dakota. We cannot afford to let false and misleading attacks go unanswered. Tim needs your help to respond right away.
But then he doesn’t explain what is false and misleading about their position, but instead asks for more campaign money. Here is more on what the "special interest group" stands for:
The Foundation has begun "running a television commercial urging the citizens of South Carolina to tell Congress to pass" the Wounded Warriors Act, "legislation intended to improve health care for veterans."
So the Tom Daschle and the Johnson campaign are attacking a "special interest group" of veterans whose purpose includes improvement in health care for veterans. Why? Because the "special interest group" is also holding the Democrats accountable for their role in the financial meltdown.