Washington (CNN) - An independent Republican organization is on the attack with new television commercials in Colorado and Missouri.
American Crossroads says it launched ads Wednesday that target Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado and Missouri Secretary of State and Senate nominee Robin Carnahan, criticizing both for "supporting out of control federal spending."
"Both Robin Carnahan and Micahel Bennet are trying not to blush as they tell Missouri and Colorado voters that they're somehow 'fiscally conservative,'" says American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. "These spots pull back their respective curtains to show voters what they really are: desperate liberal politicians addicted to pork, stimulus and bailouts, all at the expense of taxpayers."
American Crossroads, a conservative 527 campaign organization, was launched this past spring by a group of influential Republicans. The group has been up on television in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Ohio and the affiliated Crossroads GPS has been running ads in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri, Kentucky, California and Pennsylvania.
The two groups combined have reported raising $17.6 million as of last month. Their goal is to raise $52 million this year to help their party topple Democrats in the midterm elections. American Crossroads is likely competing with the Republican National Committee for many of the same donors.