National Security Political Action Committee

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The National Security Political Action Committee (National Security PAC) is described as an "independent" political action committee that supported the election of then Republican candidate George H.W. Bush in the 1988 U.S. presidential election.

Willie Horton ad

In 1988, the National Security PAC "spent $8.5 million on a campaign that simply attacked the presidential candidate Michael Dukakis (the so-called Willie Horton television advertisements[1]) on behalf of George Bush, the Republican candidate in the 1988 campaign."[2]

"The similarities between the NSPAC ad and Bush's own TV spots, as well as a connection between a NSPAC employee and a Bush communications expert, spawned allegations that there was coordination between the Bush campaign and NSPAC. While the allegations were never proven, the questions that arose tainted the presidential election."[3]

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  1. "Willie Horton political ad 1988," YouTube (Added: October 27, 2006).
  2. "Political action committees," History Learning Site (UK), accessed July 1, 2007.
  3. "Independent Expenditures," A Bag of Tricks/Open Secrets, accessed July 1, 2007.

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