Crossroads going up with new batch of Senate ads
August 7th, 2012
10:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads going up with new batch of Senate ads

Washington (CNN) - A top independent conservative group is going up with a new round of television commercials in five states in the battle for control of the Senate.

Crossroads GPS confirms to CNN that it will spend $4.2 million to run TV ads in Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada and Virginia. The group, which was co-founded by Karl Rove, says the spots start running Wednesday and will air through next Tuesday.

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Crossroads GPS is the sister organization to American Crossroads, the independent super PAC that backs GOP causes and candidates. The groups have spent tens of millions of dollars to run advocacy ads in the race for the White House that are critical of President Barack Obama and in support of GOP lawmakers and candidates in crucial Senate contests.

Four of the states where the ads will run–Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, and Virginia–are top takeover targets for the GOP, as they try to win control of the Senate from the Democrats in the November election.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was quick to respond.

"Karl Rove is spending millions propping up George Allen, Dean Heller, Denny Rehberg, Rick Berg, John Brunner, Sarah Steelman, and Todd Akin because he knows that these Republicans will be a rubber stamp for the special interests that are lining Rove's pockets. What's worse is that Rove is blatantly thumbing his nose at election laws and allowing billionaires and corporate special interests to avoid federal election law with their anonymous, shadowy donations," said DSCC spokesman Matt Canter, in a statement.

Politico first reported on the Crossroads ad buy.

The Democrats currently hold a 53-47 advantage in the Senate, but they are defending 23 of the 33 seats up for grabs this year, including the seats of two independents who caucus with the Democrats.


Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Missouri • Nevada • North Dakota • Virginia
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Stuffit

    Great. This country needs an all Republican controlled Congress if the corrupt unions, welfare frauds and dope addicts pull Obama over the top again.

    August 7, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Myviewis

    And as good little Democrats they are out trashing Karl Rove again as if people were really paying attention to them. Democrats just don't get it, voters are interested in their own finances, where they are going in their lives, what's to become of their children and who will do the better job for their state and who works the hardest for their state.

    August 7, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    George Allen has no chance of winning Virginia so you you can spend your dirty money elsewhere Rove. I know you guys are hellbent on beating Sen. McCaskill. All of these republican candidates are puppets and Rove and his secret donors are their puppetmasters.

    August 7, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. lolo

    Who cares. Keep spending that cash on the lies that you spew. Mittens will find a loophole not to pay taxes on all the cash he is raking in just like his taxes. Where are they Mittens?

    August 7, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. CoJo

    I thought GOP & Romney wanted to get rid of government waste. Well they just spent $52,000,000 voting on something (ACA) that they knew was going to fail. Just think how many police that could fund, or firemen or teachers or gone towards cancer research... Way to go GOP!!! The $52M figure came from Scott Pelley

    August 7, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. Mor Man NO!

    Karl Rove, what can you say about this man. The ugliness of American Politics "Karl Rove" John 3:16

    August 7, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. Vincent

    Karl Rove? People still believe his garbage??

    August 7, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. Mike

    If Romney entered this race knowing that there was damning information in his income tax returns, he did a big disservice to the GOP. His fatal flaw is his arrogance and sense of entitlement. "Only the little people release their tax returns when running for President of the U.S." This campaign is all about him, not about his party and certainly not about the country. If I were a Republican, I'd be pretty mad at him right now.

    August 7, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. Thomas

    @Myviewis
    And as good little Democrats they are out trashing Karl Rove again as if people were really paying attention to them. Democrats just don't get it, voters are interested in their own finances, where they are going in their lives, what's to become of their children and who will do the better job for their state and who works the hardest for their state.

    Karl Rove and GW Bush , how did that work out for you ? Shall we do it again like we never learned a thing ?

    Hey we get it , and so do most Americans.

    August 7, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  10. drake mallard

    American Crossroads=karl rove and Koch Brothers

    Its very simple if the people like the Koch brothers and the karl rove are supporting
    a candidate I guess there are doing so for the good of the people

    All of that money will be wasted in a failed attempt to rip off the Middle Class, and life will go on, with the Republicans whining and sticking their unearned money into overseas bank accounts

    August 7, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  11. Myviewis

    Thomas

    @Myviewis
    And as good little Democrats they are out trashing Karl Rove again as if people were really paying attention to them. Democrats just don't get it, voters are interested in their own finances, where they are going in their lives, what's to become of their children and who will do the better job for their state and who works the hardest for their state.

    Karl Rove and GW Bush , how did that work out for you ? Shall we do it again like we never learned a thing ?

    Hey we get it , and so do most Americans.
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    My business and I were doing just great with President Clinton and President Bush, then came Obama and my staff dropped, sales dropped and now I play with monies to make sure I can meet payroll.

    August 7, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  12. robert jay1

    Is Rove like Palin and bachman or is Plain and Bachman like Rove? These 3 are the most pathetic and alike morons in history – make a movie about them and you have the 3 stooges!

    August 7, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  13. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I Imagine most people have already made up their minds who they are going to vote for so more political ads are a waste of time and money. BUT, remember all Republicians vote on Ttesday and all Democrats vote on Wednesday!!

    August 7, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  14. Indict Rove!

    Karl Rove wants people to believe he is a Patriot when in fact he should have been indicted for outing a CIA Agent (Valerie Plame) which placed the CIA Agents Lives in Jeopardy who worked with her. The only way he avoided the fate of Scooter Libby was from his buddy George W. Bush (who had pledged to prosecute anyone involved). Why he never was prosecuted is still a mystery – but Bush claimed Executive Privilege to protect Rove's Emails and any incriminating information in this and the case of his getting 8 Federal Prosecutors fired. Now he wants to pick our leaders by buying elections – possibly with Foreign Money – since the Right Wing Republican Activist Supreme Court Ruled against a Bi Partisan Law which mandated disclosure of Donors.

    August 7, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Rove is a Criminal

    He is involved in several incidents which he should have been indicted!

    August 7, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. 92 Days until Obama is RE-ELECTED

    @Myviewis – My business and I were doing just great with President Clinton and President Bush, then came Obama and my staff dropped, sales dropped and now I play with monies to make sure I can meet payroll.
    -------------------------------
    How you manage to run a business with your obvious lack on economics 101 is beyond me. FAILED Fiscal policies do not substantiate overnight – it took a number of years for the worst President in history to trash the economy. Likewise it will take a number of years for the full effect of Obama's stimulus plan to take effect. What you are experiencing is the direct result of failed GOP fiscal policies. It has nothing to do with Obama. Get real...

    August 7, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Nancy

    Crossroads sure does have a lot of money to waste.

    August 7, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |