USA Today: Experts: John Kasich political ads chart new territory


“This doesn’t pass the smell test,” said Paul Ryan, a lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center watchdog group said of the pro-Kasich ad. "He was a candidate at the time he filmed this, even if he denied he was a candidate.”

Earlier this year, Ryan’s group has lodged Federal Election Commission and Justice Department protests about another White House contender, former Florida governorJeb Bush, who delayed entering the race until June and spent much of the first part of this year raising money for Right to Rise USA, a super PAC raising big sums to advance his presidential bid.

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