'Swift Boat' producer has role in Mich. gov. race


A group started by the man whose firm helped produce the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads that harmed Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid is now running TV ads against Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox.

The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America has been running radio ads against the Republican attorney general trying to tie him to a rumored-but-never-proven party at the Manoogian Mansion. Kwame Kilpatrick lived there when he was mayor.

Now it's doing the same in 30- and 60-second TV ads on Fox News that group founder Rick Reed says will run in most of Michigan.

The Cox campaign says the ads are untruthful and bring up nothing new about the alleged party, which Cox has dismissed as having "the earmarks of an urban legend."

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