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Federal judge rules against Bush campaign's request for FEC expediency

[JURIST] A federal judge Wednesday denied a request from the Bush campaign to force the Federal Election Commission to act on complaints regarding private groups spending millions of dollars on anti-Bush ads. District Judge James Robertson said that although the FEC had moved at a "glacial pace" in handling complaints, he added, "That's the way Congress has set it up and apparently that's the way Congress likes it."

The Bush campaign had wanted the judge to order the FEC to act within 30 days on complaints that the campaign had made in March. The Kerry campaign has also complained to the FEC about 527 groups regarding the "Swift Boat" ads.

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