Zack Exley, a special project director for MoveOn, has joined John Kerry's campaign as director of online communications and organizing, according to the Associated Press. Kerry's campaign did not immediately respond to an email sent regarding the matter.
The group, formed in 1998 in response to the movement to impeach President Clinton, has recently received criticism from the right regarding claims that the non-profit coordinates with the Kerry campaign. Indeed, the Republican National Committee has filed a compliant with the FCC on April 1 that coincides with the commission's discussions about placing new restrictions on tax-exempt political groups', also known as 527s, soft-money spending.
Exley was the MoveOn's special projects director for the political action committee. Wary of the recent complaints form the RNC, Eli Pariser, executive director of MoveOn's PAC, told the AP that Exley would not communicate with MoveOn and that his laptop was immediately returned to the group upon his decision to join the Kerry campaign.
"He's not bringing any technology or any physical material to the Kerry campaign. It's just what he's got in his head about how we do online organization," Pariser told the AP.