Republican group defends Romney from Democratic 'goofy spin'
January 10th, 2012
05:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Republican group defends Romney from Democratic 'goofy spin'

(CNN) – American Crossroads, an independent Republican group, swatted back Democratic attacks against Mitt Romney Tuesday that claim the Republican presidential frontrunner is unable to excite more than a quarter of the GOP.

"The truth? The 25% level of support we're seeing with Romney is a floor, not a ceiling," Jonathan Collegio, the group's communications director, wrote in a memo.

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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • David Axelrod • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
Obama campaign vs GOP PACs
December 31st, 2011
06:07 PM ET
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Obama campaign vs GOP PACs

(CNN) – According to the President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, the president has been the target of negative ads from outside groups totaling tens of millions of dollars - even before the first voting in the Republican primary has begun.

By their tally, outside groups like Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity, the Republican National Committee, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, and the Coalition for American Jobs have spent $16.6 million dollars on anti-Obama ads nationwide. These groups have spent $1.5 million on anti-Obama ads in Iowa alone, according to Obama’s campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • President Obama
GOP group pits Obama vs. Bill Clinton on taxes
November 9th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
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GOP group pits Obama vs. Bill Clinton on taxes

(CNN) – A new ad from a Republican advocacy group attacks President Barack Obama's jobs bill by contrasting his statements with those of former Democratic President Bill Clinton.

The spot released Wednesday from Crossroads GPS plays clips of Clinton saying now is not the time to raise taxes and of Obama promoting increased tax rates on higher income earners as part of his jobs plan.
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Filed under: Ads • American Crossroads • Bill Clinton • Crossroads GPS • President Obama • Taxes
Barbour: We must change course in 2012
November 8th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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Barbour: We must change course in 2012

(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour offers a stark assessment of President Barack Obama’s first term in a new web video produced by the conservative group American Crossroads.

Debuting Tuesday, the video was produced to coincide with the one-year point until the 2012 presidential election. The project is part of the 1600 Fund, an effort launched by American Crossroads to raise money with the goal of defeating Obama.
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Conservative group slams Obama with ads
October 17th, 2011
10:04 AM ET
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Conservative group slams Obama with ads

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama hits the road in North Carolina and Virginia to sell his jobs plan this week, a conservative group is pushing back through an ad set to air in the two states.

American Crossroads released the 30-second spot Sunday night. Titled "Don't," the ad features a quote from former President Bill Clinton saying a raise in taxes "won't solve the problem."

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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Bill Clinton • President Obama
Republican group hits Obama economics in new ad
October 4th, 2011
09:36 AM ET
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Republican group hits Obama economics in new ad

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is the target of a new ad from American Crossroads, an independent Republican advocacy group, which attacks the president's economic policies ahead of his trip to St. Louis Tuesday.

The 30-second spot juxtaposes Obama's past comments about not raising taxes with news accounts of his jobs plan that, if passed, would add one and half trillion dollars in new tax revenue.
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Filed under: Ads • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • President Obama
New ads take on McCaskill in Missouri
September 13th, 2011
12:52 PM ET
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New ads take on McCaskill in Missouri

(CNN) - The independent GOP group American Crossroads put up two billboard ads this week, slamming Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri for a private jet scandal earlier this year.

Posted outside airports in St. Louis and Springfield, the signs read: "Sky-high airfares got you down? Senator Claire McCaskill: Flies in her own jet – and you pay for it!"
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Filed under: American Crossroads • Claire McCaskill • Congress • Missouri
Barbour joins fundraising effort
September 9th, 2011
10:19 AM ET
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Barbour joins fundraising effort

(CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who declined a 2012 run for the White House in April, will throw his weight behind the effort to unseat President Obama by joining fundraising powerhouse American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS.

The groups, helmed by GOP strategist Karl Rove, announced Barbour’s addition Thursday, on the heels of President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress on jobs.

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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Fundraising • Haley Barbour
American Crossroads targets Obama ahead of jobs speech
September 8th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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American Crossroads targets Obama ahead of jobs speech

Washington (CNN) - American Crossroads, the independent GOP group founded by Karl Rove and led by former Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan, released an ominous new online video Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama’s highly anticipated jobs speech.

The video - “Job Loss Calendar” - accuses the president of implementing burdensome regulations and taxes that have hampered private sector job creation since he took office in January 2009.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Jobs • President Obama
SuperPACs raise $26 million in 2011
August 1st, 2011
04:22 PM ET
3 years ago

SuperPACs raise $26 million in 2011

(CNN) – Twenty-six million dollars was raised by Super PACs in the first half of 2011, 83 percent of which came from five groups, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

The five groups that accounted for $22 million of the total were: Restore Our Future, American Crossroads, Priorities USA Action, American Bridge 21st Century and Majority PAC, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
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