INITIAL LOCATION: Cable and broadcast stations in 19 battleground states
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This TV spot accuses Kerry of "playing politics with national security" and attacks his position on the Patriot Act. The commercial says that Kerry voted for the Patriot Act, but changed his mind later under the pressure of "fellow liberals." The Patriot Act passed shortly after September 11, 2001, gave law enforcement broader powers in the fight against terrorism.