Chris Bowers has launched a 'Google bomb' project aimed at boosting Google search results for nine news articles showing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain in a negative light. Bowers, managing editor of the blog OpenLeft, is reprising a similar effort he undertook in 2006 against 52 different congressional candidates. The articles Bowers is using range from a story about McCain voting to filibuster a minimum wage hike to an item about the Senate passing an expanded GI bill despite opposition from McCain. Bowers is aiming by Labor Day to have three of the nine articles appear in the top 10 search results for "John McCain" and "McCain," three in results 11 through 20 and three more in 21 through 30.
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