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Election Activities:

Group: Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA)
In election cycles: All
In state: All
On issue: All
* - denotes winner

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1 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Jim Hood (D) 63% *
v. Scott Newton (R) 37%
Mississippi 2003
State AG/General
Election Activity:
Different ads either criticized Hood or praised Newton.
Candidate Praised:µ Scott Newton
Candidate Criticized:µ Jim Hood
Issue Covered: 33
Spending on Contest: $686,000, according to Hood.
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: 10/13/2003
Sources: ( 1 )

2 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Joe Birkett (R) 47%
v. Lisa Madigan (D) 50% *
Illinois 2002
State AG/General
Election Activity:
LEAA's ads touted Birkett's experience as a prosecutor, criticized Madigan's background, and criticize her father, House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, who assisted Madigan with fundraising.
Candidate Praised:µ Joe Birkett
Candidate Criticized:µ Lisa Madigan
Issue Covered: 16
Spending on Contest: $1.3 million, according to Madigan's campaign
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: N/A
Sources: ( 2 )

3 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
David Adkins (R) 50%
v. Phill Kline (R) 50% *
Kansas 2002
State AG/Primary
Election Activity:
Ad said murder suspect "murdered four people after his parole was cut short." The ad blamed Adkins for the early release. The district attorney whose office was prosecuting the case called the ad inaccurate. Five Kansas TV stations pulled the ad.
Candidate Praised:µ Phill Kline
Candidate Criticized:µ David Adkins
Issue Covered: 16
Spending on Contest: $250,000
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: 07/28/2002
Sources: ( 3 4 )

4 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
C. P. (Chuck) McRae - incumb. (None) 23% *
v. Jess Dickinson (None) 52%
Mississippi 2002
Judicial/General
Election Activity:
Ads attacked McRae for voting to overturn a murder conviction and for voting against the disbarment of an attorney charged with taking his client's money. Another said Dickinson was "a friend of law enforcement."
Candidate Praised:µ Jess Dickinson
Candidate Criticized:µ C. P. (Chuck) McRae
Issue Covered: 16
Spending on Contest: More than $500,000
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: N/A
Sources: ( 5 6 )

5 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Jean Carnahan - incumb. (D) 49%
v. Jim Talent (R) 50% *
Missouri 2002
Senate/General
Election Activity:
TV ad, content unknown. Source listed Carnahan as the favored candidate but that is unlikely given LEAA's history.
Candidate Praised:µ Unknown
Candidate Criticized:µ Unknown
Issue Covered: 33
Spending on Contest: $45,225
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: N/A
Sources: ( 7 )

6 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Greg Abbott (R) 57% *
v. Kirk Watson (D) 41%
Texas 2002
State AG/General
Election Activity:
Ad described Watson as a personal injury lawyer -- the kind who have "made millions suing doctors, hospitals and small businesses," and described Abbott as a "respected Supreme Court justice who would do something about child pornography."
Candidate Praised:µ Greg Abbott
Candidate Criticized:µ Kirk Watson
Issue Covered: 22
Spending on Contest: $1.5 million
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: N/A
Sources: ( 8 9 )

7 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Mike Eakin (R) 53% *
v. Kate Ford Elliott (D) 47%
Pennsylvania 2001
Judicial/General
Election Activity:
One spot praised Eakin as a tough former prosecutor who would help police fight crime; one criticized Ford Elliott as easy on criminals.
Candidate Praised:µ Mike Eakin
Candidate Criticized:µ Kate Ford Elliott
Issue Covered: 16
Spending on Contest: N/A
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: 10/25/2001
Sources: ( 10 )

8 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
Jerry Kilgore (R) 60% *
v. Donald McEachin (D) 40%
Virginia 2001
State AG/General
Election Activity:
The advertisement portrays McEachin as soft on crime, particularly on bills related to "drug kingpins" and "sexually violent predators."
Candidate Praised:µ Jerry Kilgore
Candidate Criticized:µ Donald McEachin
Issue Covered: 16
Spending on Contest: N/A
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: 10/26/2001
Sources: ( 11 )

9 of 9 records
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) (overview)
Contest:
William Roth Jr. - incumb. (R) 44%
v. Thomas Carper (D) 56% *
Delaware 2000
Senate/General
Election Activity:
Mailings criticized Carper.
Candidate Praised:µ None Mentioned
Candidate Criticized:µ Thomas Carper
Issue Covered: 33
Spending on Contest: N/A
Last Confirmed Date of Activity: N/A
Sources: ( 12 )

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Election activities are those that were found by Public Citizen to raise significant questions as to whether they met the IRS definition of political expenditures, which covers activities "intended to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of anyone to a federal, state, or local public office, or office in a political organization." Activities were found in news reports, organizations' Web sites and press releases, and academic studies. The examples published here are not all encompassing.
Candidates' names are followed by their incumbency status, if any ("incumb."); party affiliations (R, D or other); and percentage of vote received, followed by the jurisdiction of the election, year of election, office sought, and whether the contest was a general or primary election. The victorious candidate is denoted with an asterisk. Percentages of votes received are not included for presidential primaries or caucuses.
µ Typically, electioneering messages by independent groups only mention one candidate. The "Candidate Praised" and "Candidate Criticized" headings refer to candidates mentioned by name in a positive or negative light. If the electioneering message did not single out a candidate for praise or criticism, "None Mentioned" is entered under the appropriate heading. However, if Public Citizen learned of a message but did not obtain a verbatim account of its content, (e.g., a news report said that a certain group sent direct mail aiding a certain candidate), the candidate that the group favored is listed under "Candidate Praised" and "Unknown" is listed under "Candidate Criticized."
 
1   Shelia Hardwell Byrd, "Hood Says If Elected, Hel'll Investigate Special Interest Groups," Associated Press, Oct. 21, 2003.
2   Lynn Sweet, "Big Guns Behind Birkett," Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 31, 2002.
3   Chris Grenz, "Like Them or Not, Attack Ads Are Here to Stay," Topeka Captial-Journal, Aug. 19, 2002.
4   "Five Stations Pull Campaign Ad," Associated Press, July 28, 2002.
5   Michael Orey, "Business Targets Judicial Race in 'Tort Mecca,'" Wall Street Journal, Oct. 30, 2002.
6   Sid Salter, "Is Justice Blind or Merely Watching TV?," Clarion-Ledger, Nov. 17, 2002.
7   E. Terrance Jones, Martha Kropf, Matt McLaughlin and Dale Neuman, "The 2002 Missouri Senate Race," in "The Last Hurrah? Soft Money and Issue Advocacy in the 2002 Congressional Elections," edited by David E. Magleby and J. Quin Monson, 2003.
8   Laylan Copelin, "Other Groups Mailed Business Lobby's Voter Ads," Austin-American Statesman, Feb. 24, 2003.
9   Christy Hoppe, "Ad In AG Race Under Scrutiny," Dallas Morning News, March 9, 2004.
10   Jeff Blumenthal, "LEAA Ordered To Stay Out Of Elections," Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 25, 2001.
11   Craig Timberg and Ann O'Hanlon, "Gun Group Withholds Endorsement in Va. Race," Washington Post, Oct. 26, 2001.
12   Eliza Newlin Carney, "Big Bucks, Tiny State," National Journal, Dec. 2, 2000.



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