May 28th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: First major TV ad on VA scandal

Washington (CNN) -- The Veterans Affairs scandal's been a major issue on the campaign trail the past couple of weeks. Now it's front and center in the campaign ad wars.

Crossroads GPS, the non-profit sister organization to American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP outside group which was co-founded and steered by Karl Rove, says that starting Wednesday it will start running a television commercial in Alaska that's critical of Sen. Mark Begich over his reaction to the growing controversy, which was first reported by CNN six months ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • Mark Begich • Senate • Senate Race
Crossroads GPS takes a toothy bite out of 'ObamaCareNado'
July 18th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Crossroads GPS takes a toothy bite out of 'ObamaCareNado'

Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET on 7/18

(CNN) – Let it never be said that political groups don't know their popular culture.

Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS has a new online attack video criticizing Obamacare in a howling, chomping mass of fury and destruction that shall forever terrify the shark/tornado/health care-phobics of the world.

Parodying the SyFy network's phenomenon "Sharknado," the anti-Obamacare version is called "ObamaCareNado."
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Filed under: Crossroads GPS • Health care
Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators
July 12th, 2013
12:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Student loan debate brings online attack ads targeting four Dem. senators

(CNN) – Crossroads GPS is not waiting for the dust to settle on the debate over student loans in the U.S. Senate. The Karl Rove-backed super PAC has already launched a small online ad campaign against four Democratic senators it blames for not stopping the rate hike.

Display ads launched on Facebook Friday will target college students and young people in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, calling out their respective senators Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan. All are Democrats.
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Filed under: Congress • Crossroads GPS • Kay Hagan • Mark Begich • Mary Landrieu • Senate
Crossroads launches second round of fiscal cliff spots
December 11th, 2012
09:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads launches second round of fiscal cliff spots

Washington (CNN) – A top independent conservative group Tuesday launched radio spots targeting five Democratic senators in the battle over negotiations to prevent the country from falling off the fiscal cliff.

Crossroads GPS says its ads urge Senators Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia to support significant spending cuts as part of any deal. The group says it's spending $240,000 to run the radio commercials.
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Filed under: Ads • Crossroads GPS • Fiscal Cliff
First on CNN: Republican advocacy group to step up efforts to pressure Obama
December 4th, 2012
08:00 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Republican advocacy group to step up efforts to pressure Obama

Washington (CNN) - In the first advertising effort to support the Republicans in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate, the advocacy group Crossroads GPS will go on television Thursday trying to push the White House to offer more spending cuts as part of any deal. The group is buying $500,000 worth of time on national cable, including on CNN, as well on stations in the Washington area during the Sunday public affairs programs.

The group, part of the American Crossroads groups founded by Karl Rove, promises this is a "first step in a larger effort."
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Filed under: Crossroads GPS • Fiscal Cliff • President Obama
Republican super PAC launches ads in Minnesota, nationally
November 2nd, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years 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
2 years 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
Crossroads rolls out new ads in home stretch of Senate battles
October 9th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads rolls out new ads in home stretch of Senate battles

(CNN) – An independent, conservative group said it launched five new television ads in tight Senate races across the country on Tuesday.

Crossroads GOP spent $4 million on the ads, set to run in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin through Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Crossroads GPS • Montana • North Dakota • Ohio • Senate • Virginia • Wisconsin
Crossroads bashes Baldwin in Wisconsin Senate race
September 26th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads bashes Baldwin in Wisconsin Senate race

(CNN) - An independent, conservative group spent $1.2 million on a new television ad targeting Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic candidate in the heated Wisconsin Senate battle.

The commercial, made by Crossroads GPS, will run on local and broadcast networks in the Badger State beginning Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Crossroads GPS • Tammy Baldwin • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
Crossroads' six ads hit Obama, other Democratic candidates
September 18th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads' six ads hit Obama, other Democratic candidates

(CNN) - The conservative group Crossroads GPS on Tuesday announced two major television buys totaling more than $10 million targeting President Barack Obama and several Democrats running congressional campaigns.

An $8.3 million buy of time for one week in eight states will target Obama, while a $2.3 million ad buy will target Democrats in four hotly contested Senate rates and one House race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Crossroads GPS • President Obama
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