GOP taints 2014 Dems with Obama healthcare pledge
November 5th, 2013
01:14 PM ET
5 months ago

GOP taints 2014 Dems with Obama healthcare pledge

Washington (CNN) - The controversy over President Barack Obama's dialing back of his famous healthcare pledge is playing out immediately in real time on the campaign trail.

American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP super PAC that was co-founded and is steered by Karl Rove, announced Tuesday that it's going up with paid web ads that target three Democratic Senators who face tough re-election bids next year. The spots tie the lawmakers to the President's claim that Americans could keep current health insurance under the Affordable Care Act if they preferred it.
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Filed under: 2014 • American Crossroads • GOP • Health care • Obamacare
Karl Rove snaps back at Sarah Palin
March 17th, 2013
02:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Karl Rove snaps back at Sarah Palin

(CNN) – Karl Rove wasted no time in hitting back at Sarah Palin after she criticized him for getting involved in Republican primaries last year.

"If she can play in primaries, other people can play in primaries," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: 2014 • American Crossroads • CPAC • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Ashley Judd cast as Hollywood liberal in new ad
February 6th, 2013
09:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Ashley Judd cast as Hollywood liberal in new ad

(CNN) – She's not yet a candidate for any public office, but actress Ashley Judd already has an outside group creating an attack ad casting her as out of touch from her years in Hollywood.

The web spot, from American Crossroads, comes as Judd openly speculates about a 2014 run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, where she'd potentially be pitted against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. American Crossroads is the pro-Republican super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove. They said they were spending $10,000 to place the ad online.
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Filed under: American Crossroads • Kentucky
American Crossroads defends campaign spending to donors
November 8th, 2012
08:40 PM ET
1 year ago

American Crossroads defends campaign spending to donors

Washington (CNN) - Officials from the Republican super PAC American Crossroads, including its co-founder Karl Rove, defended their campaign spending and talked about the group's future during a conference call Thursday with 50 of its top donors.

Participants agreed they would not discuss the contents of the call with the media.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Karl Rove • Mitt Romney
Republican super PAC launches ads in Minnesota, nationally
November 2nd, 2012
01:16 PM ET
1 year ago

Republican super PAC launches ads in Minnesota, nationally

(CNN) – With just four days to go until Election Day, Republican-leaning super PAC American Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS announced a pair of ads Friday hitting President Barack Obama for the national debt and for lacking a good case for a second term.

CNN reported Tuesday that major Republican-leaning groups would spend almost $50 million in the final week before the election on ads, including $28 million in ad time from American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS
Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week
October 30th, 2012
10:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week

Washington (CNN) - Key Republican-leaning groups are launching a final week ad blitz totaling almost $50 million.

The Republican super PAC American Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS are buying more than $28 million in both presidential and Senate battleground states, a group spokesman told CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS
Clint Eastwood returns, stars in new super PAC ad
October 24th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Clint Eastwood returns, stars in new super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) – Actor Clint Eastwood is returning to the political stage, but this time he is talking directly to the camera - and not to an empty chair.

Eastwood received much derision as well as praise for his speech at the Republican Convention this summer in Tampa where he lectured to an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • American Crossroads • Mitt Romney
Crossroads spends another $11 million to air ad in battlegrounds
October 16th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads spends another $11 million to air ad in battlegrounds

(CNN) – American Crossroads, the major conservative super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, said Tuesday it was spending another $11 million to air a spot critical of President Barack Obama in key battleground states.

The ad, which features a woman at her kitchen table directing questions to Obama, will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. It will also air on stations airing Big 10 and SEC college football games.

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Crossroads makes its largest ad buy of the season
October 2nd, 2012
08:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads makes its largest ad buy of the season

(CNN) – The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Tuesday it was buying $11 million in television time this week to air an ad sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s record on jobs.

The group also said its affiliate organization Crossroads GPS would put $1 million toward radio ads and $4 million to air TV ads in competitive U.S. Senate races in North Dakota, Virginia and Montana. American Crossroads will air a Senate ad in Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Rove unloads on Todd Akin on eve of GOP convention
August 27th, 2012
11:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Rove unloads on Todd Akin on eve of GOP convention

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Republican strategist Karl Rove ramped up his criticism of Missouri candidate Todd Akin on Monday, calling his recent remarks about rape and abortion "morally incomprehensible" and insisting that he drop out of the race.

"I know Todd. He is a good man and he's got a good heart," Rove said at a breakfast in Tampa hosted by Politico. "He said a really stupid, indefensible thing from which there is no recovery and if he really cares are about the values of conservatism and pro-life, he will not go down for defeat as the biggest loss by a Republican candidate for Senate in modern history."
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