June 18, 2012
Screen shot from a 60 Plus Association ad criticizing Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who is up for reelection this year.

Are Corporations Senior Citizens? 60 Plus, Shadowy Front Group, Seems To Think So

If you live in Florida, Ohio, Montana, or Missouri, you’ve probably seen attack ads from the 60 Plus Association, a group that touts itself a “non-partisan seniors’ advocacy group” and the “conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).” Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) alone has faced $2.3 million in ads all financed by the group. The avalanche of ads against Democratic incumbents in these four states is a repeat of 2010, when the group mysteriously raised many millions to take downDemocratic House members in districts across the country.

No one knows exactly where the …

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