The shadowy RNC-connected front group the "Progressive Policy Council" is still at it, trying to discourage liberal voters from going to the polls on Tuesday. And thanks to TPM reader JA, you can see their two recent mailings here
.The first PPC mailer
, if you remember, went out this past weekend in Pennsylvania, attacking both Senate candidates for being too conservative on key progressive issues. We had an awful time
finding any information about the group, but eventually discovered that they are represented
by the former Deputy General Counsel to Bush-Cheney '04.
The group's lawyer has not returned our telephone calls, and our emails to the address provided on the group's Web site have garnered no response.
But mistake about it -- this fake group has real resources. It's impossible to tell how widely their mailers have been distributed, but we heard from a number of TPM readers who'd received the mailing.
The two new mailings are very similar to the initial one, which concentrated on gay marriage, comparing Dem Bob Casey's and Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-PA) views on gun control
and stem cell research
, and stating "there's no difference." Like the other mailings, the PPC identifies itself as "a not-for-profit organization seeking to educate the public and to advocate for progressive public policy solutions for contemporary social issues."
We should note that the group has finally constructed an almost-completely-professional-looking, one-page Web site
, although it provides no information about the group, such as an office address, staff list, leadership bios, board of directors, a telephone number, or any programming details. "Full site coming soon!" it says. We're not holding our breath.