Anti-Bush Group Raises $10 Million for Ads

A liberal-leaning online group that is running television ads criticizing President Bush says it has raised $10 million for its advertising fund. The total for the Voter Fund (search) doesn't include the estimated $1.5 million from financiers George Soros (search) and Peter Lewis (search).

The group currently is spending $1.4 million to run an ad in West Virginia, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio and Florida that takes Bush to task for the Iraq war and shows a polygraph machine reacting as Bush is heard saying sentences such as "Saddam Hussein had an advanced nuclear weapons development program."

The group also is running radio ads in Maine, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee and Iowa, urging citizens to call their representatives in Congress to ask that they censure Bush for what the group calls "misleading the nation into war."