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Rove group buys ads to haunt Obama’s jobs tour

Crossroads America, the conservative super PAC run by former Bush strategist Karl Rove, has decided upon a new media strategy: following President Obama wherever he goes. As the president travels the country in support of his jobs plan, the group will release ads bracketing his appearances in local media markets.…

Crossroads GPS launches $20 million ad campaign against Obama

Crossroads GPS, an organization formed by Karl Rove and other Republicans, announced a $20 million advertisement campaign Saturday aimed at President Barack Obama’s economic record. The first of the 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation’s television ads, entitled “Shovel Ready,” accuses the Obama administration of failing to improve the economy with its $830…

Embracing ‘Citizens United,’ Dems to welcome undisclosed donors

Despite their prior criticism, Democratic strategists are following Republicans into the forum of undisclosed political donations, engaging in an arms race of-sorts to drum up more outside-party cash than their opponents in 2012. The change in strategy comes at the amusement of conservatives, who out-gunned Democrats in political donations during…

Shadow groups have spent nearly a quarter billion dollars on 2010 election: analysis

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads has drawn a lot of attention for its high-profile fundraising and lavish spending on congressional races. But Rove’s group, it turns out, isn’t the only one at the plate. A detailed analysis of campaign spending by cloak-and-dagger “shadow groups” — who are able to shift vast…

Petition calls for Gold’s Gym to stop supporting Rove group

The CEO of the company that owns Gold’s Gym has long given money to conservative causes and now that support may be backfiring. Nearly 2000 people have signed an online petition that calls for Gold’s Gym CEO Robert Rowling to cease his funding of groups like American Crossroads that support…

White House anger swells over campaign finance

WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up attacks Sunday on what it described as a tidal wave of secret outside money pouring into Republican campaign ads ahead of November 2 midterm elections. “To win this election, they are plowing tens of millions of dollars into front groups that are running…

Groups allied to GOP boost their fundraising

Rove-backed groups boost their fundraising, heighten GOP assault on Democrats Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican strategists have raised a combined $32 million this year, using new freedom from fundraising restrictions to create a parallel and unofficial Republican campaign to defeat Democrats in November. American…

Group offers $100,000 for ‘information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove’

Amid the launch of a new campaign to encourage greater scrutiny of the right-wing “American Crossroads” groups known to many as the “shadow RNC,” an activist organization declared that it would give $100,000 to any person who comes forward with “information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove.”…

Rove’s ‘shadow RNC’ benefits from Supremes’ Citizens United decision

A recent Supreme Court decision hailed by Republicans but condemned by most Democrats may be helping to stuff the coffers of conservative political groups founded by Karl Rove. President George W. Bush’s former senior adviser admitted to Fox News Tuesday that his American Crossroads 527 and Crossroads GPS groups have…

‘American Crossroads,’ a Rove-led GOP campaign group, plans to spend millions

In a campaign season of anti-establishment ferment, some of the Republican Party’s best-known insiders are building an ambitious fundraising machine for the fall elections and beyond. They started with a bang in April, cashing a $1 million check from a Texas oil magnate. After a quiet May, friends and foes…

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