Crossroads nears $100 million mark
April 20th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Crossroads nears $100 million mark

Washington (CNN) - A pro-GOP independent super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove says it has raised nearly $100 million so far this campaign cycle.

An official for American Crossroads confirms to CNN that the super PAC and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS combined brought in $99.8 million since the start of 2011, with $49 million of the haul raised just in the past three months.

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The group says that American Crossroads has $24.4 million cash on hand as of the end of March.

"There was a prevailing sense that the GOP primary would dampen fundraising for outside groups like Crossroads, but our supporters are as engaged as ever, and focused on stopping Obama's policies and defeating him at the polls," Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio told CNN.

Crossroads, which supports Republican candidates and causes, will most likely play a large role in helping the GOP ticket, especially in the next few months as the campaign of presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney concentrates on fundraising for the general election. Earlier this month the group went up with both TV commercials and radio ads that were critical of President Barack Obama.

Crossroads campaign cash figures were first reported by Politico.

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Romney releases March fundraising figures

Paul campaign touts campaign cash

RNC looks to Facebook for political edge

Biden says Democrats have chance in Arizona


Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Fundraising • Republicans
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Remember, folks. This is just one major conservative group. The major conservative groups for outnumber liberal groups.

    April 20, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. SUBS 4 VOTES/Dutch Bad Newz, VA/GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Let's see your donor list Karl. Your "supporters are as engaged as ever, and focused on stopping Obama's policies." Do those supporters consists of the likes of the Koch Brothers Karl???

    April 20, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    They own Mitt McCain thanks to the corrupt bought and paid for GOBP Supreme Court. They pay for the GOBP War on the American middle class.

    April 20, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    I look back on 2000-2008 and see the damage done to America by the likes of Karl Rove and his minions, and their absolute contempt for hard working Americans...

    I look back on 2008-2012 and see what could have been a full recovery but for the contempt of Karl Rove and his minions, and their absolute contempt for hard working Americans...

    I see the millions upon millions of dollars Karl Rove and his minions will once again be generating to lie and cheat millions of hard working Americans out of that "slice" of American pie the %1ers are desperately trying to cut all but themselves out of.

    I look ahead to what could very well be a Mitt Romney presidency and see what will happen due to the contempt of Karl Rove and his minions, and their absolute contempt for hard working Americans...

    I see Mitt Romney and "scratch my head" because for the live of me, I have no idea what this man is about. Seriously. I'm just not willing the take a chance on him and allow Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, et al, damage this country any further than they already have been allowed to damage it...

    April 20, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Excellent. Going to need every cent to combat the sleazy, corrupt Chicago Obama slime machine.

    April 20, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Excellent!! Gotta counter the constant stream of Obama lies the MSM proliferates at no cost to the Obama campaign.

    April 20, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. gg

    looks like the war machine is looking for work

    April 20, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  8. Anthony

    American Crossroad can buy one hundred million worth of negative ads. It will not be enough. When people go to the polls this November, they should ask themselves: what am I voting for? More tax cuts for the rich in the hope that the rich will get around to create jobs? How well did that work for the last 11 years? If the Bush tax cuts are not creating jobs after 11 years, how will adding more tax cuts on top of the Bush tax cuts help?

    April 20, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. rs

    And this my fellow citizens is the dagger at the heart of American democracy- that the Supreme Court in the Citizen's United case has creates the very means for a literal handful of super-rich Americans to launch a super-PAC so rich as to raise $100 million- just for elections. This sort of monetary might can slather the airwaves with hours and hours of unaccountable lies- and virtually buy any candidate they like their place in government. That Mr. Rove heads such an organization means it is certainly up to no good and will work against the needs of the vast majority of Americans.

    April 20, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  10. king

    This is the folks Obama need to worry about. They are ones that stock the supreme courts that take our democracy away and put it into big corporations and special interstate, like the superpacts. The people have lost control over our country, and now we are being taken over by corporations. We might not see another president that would fight like hell for the average American citizen again ever, because if Obama loses this election, not even another will ever tries to defy big corporations and their power, to protect the American people, the repubs will see to that. So let the greed and raping of the American people commence after Obama is gone, hey big corporations have the world to conquor, us little Bitty Americans are just in their way.

    April 20, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Another sign that there is too much money in poltics. We need to have less money and more people involved. We need more people involved showing their own interests.

    April 20, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. GI Joe

    Only 100 people have contributed to Karl Rove's group? Shame.

    April 20, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  13. Mario

    $20 MILLION goes to Karl Rove for his consultant fee's plus his traveling fee's. It's sad that he is use the washed out TEA PARTY to try to get the LYING ROMEY elected. I didn't think TEA.PARTY would let some like Karl Rove run all over them like he is. Well at least the TEA PARTY is helping him make HISTORY have a HISPANIC run against OBAMA.

    April 20, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. dnick47

    This is what the rich do with the Bush tax cuts: fund GOP political canidates. No jobs created, just a self-perpetuating flow of money to keep them in power.

    April 20, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  15. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    My god.. what has the SCOTUS unleashed on us! Unrestricted and unabashed, outrageous spending from both sides. I guess buying a nomination has now become a reality. What a sad indicator this is.

    April 20, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. Pander Bear

    Karl Rove's filth machine will be in overdrive for the next 7 months.

    April 20, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. carlos

    An official for American Crossroads confirms to CNN that the super PAC and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS combined brought in $99.8 million since the start of 2011, with $49 million of the haul raised just in the past three months.

    The group says that American Crossroads has $24.4 million cash on hand as of the end of March.

    $99.8 brought in and they only have $24.4 cash??????, well those 5 or 6 donors should check Karly s swiss bank accounts to see where their money went, they will be very surprised.

    April 20, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. truthhound

    I think that this is both good and bad...good that many americans are engaged...but bad in the sense that it's come to this...having to raise this absurd amount of money. It would be great if whatever is left over could be used to directly affect those that need it...maybe fund rebuilding some roads or some schools...maybe fund the reorganization of a cities public transportation system...lets start with 1 city...fix that cities infrastructure...then the next...and the next...and eventually we'd have a country who'se cities have been rebuilt/retooled for the future. JMHO

    April 20, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. carlos

    An official for American Crossroads confirms to CNN that the super PAC and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS combined brought in $99.8 million since the start of 2011, with $49 million of the haul raised just in the past three months.

    The group says that American Crossroads has $24.4 million cash on hand as of the end of March.

    $99.8 brought in and they only have $24.4 cash??????, well those 5 or 6 donors should check Karly s swiss bank accounts to see where their money went, they will be very very surprised.

    April 20, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. Larry L

    The right-wing should thank their lap-dogs A.K.A. the US Supreme Court.

    April 20, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  21. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Good, keep throwing your money away! LOL

    April 20, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. V in Chicago

    Looks like Rove and his buddies are going to try and buy the race. Shame on you Supreme Court for allowing the Presidency of the United States to go to the guy with the deepest pockets. You basically sold the American People out!

    April 20, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  23. sonny chapman

    These guys REALLY hate Obama.

    April 20, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |