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Politically active hedge fund managers are the financial engine behind a new super PAC that's making a splash in a Republican primary in rural New York.Continue reading
The FEC's lawyers believe Crossroads GPS likely violated election law, according to a little-noticed legal report quietly released late last Friday.Continue reading
The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee is a nonprofit organization with a multimillion dollar budget devoted to "promoting social welfare and efficient and responsible government practices" according to the most recent tax return it filed with the Internal Revenue Service. On its website, the group tells a different story: It's "the official policy organization of the nation’s Republican governors."Continue reading
American Crossroads, the super PAC run by Karl Rove, has spent more than $100 million.Continue reading
Blowing away the competition, the GOP-aligned independent groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS have now dropped a combined $78 million in October alone to influence the 2012 election.
That’s about double what the official Republican party committees have spent on independent expenditures so far this month.
Among outside givers, the conglomerate founded by longtime Republican strategists Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove, are in a class all their own. You would have to total the October spending of the next eight biggest spending GOP outside groups to surpass the Crossroads machine – from the pro-Romney Restore Our Future’s $31 million ...Continue reading