Tag Archives: Crossroads GPS

Markey/Lynch People’s Pledge Gives Special Interests More Clout

Among any number of things former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown regrets about his loss to Elizabeth Warren last fall, quite possibly the biggest is taking the People’s Pledge – an agreement between the two candidates to discourage outside advertising by … Continue reading

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Let The Fiscal Cliff Rumpus Begin! (Ann Coulter White Flag Edition)

The Fiscal Cliff Bakeoff is officially underway, with TV spots flying from every quarter. Over here, this ad from House of Bush consigliere Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS:   Over there, this ad from the AFSCME, SEIU, and NEA unions:   … Continue reading

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Hey, Does THIS Violate The People’s Pledge?

From our False Alarm desk: An outfit called United Steelworkers Political Action Fund has released what it describes as “Shame on You, Scott Brown :30 TV.”   But it’s not actually a TV ad. According to a press release published … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Early Money Is Like, Yeesh! Edition)

The dog days of August have taken on a whole new meaning this election year. Political ad spending (a.k.a. attack advertising) has already reached Brobdingnagian levels usually reserved for the waning days of a campaign. From MSNBC’s First Read: Last … Continue reading

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“I’m Scott Pelley, And I DON’T Approve This Message”

Karl Rove’s 501(c)(4) gunsel Crossroads GPS has hijacked CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley for its latest Obama drive-by. From Politico’s Morning Score: FIRST LOOK – “THIS IS THE WORST ECONOMIC RECOVERY AMERICA HAS EVER HAD.”That’s how Scott Pelley led the … Continue reading

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Hey – Does This Validate The People’s Pledge?

The hardworking staff has been bird-dogging the People’s Pledge to keep independent expenditure groups out of the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (R-Have You Met My Wife?) and challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Indian Giver). Yet another indication that it’s … Continue reading

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Bring The Bain! (Priorities USA Action Edition)

Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, and Harold Ford Jr. be damned – Democratic Super PAC Priorities USA Action has launched another advertising assault on Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital track record. Via BuzzFeed: Obama Super PAC Steps Up Bain Capital Attack Undeterred by … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (President Romney Edition)

In the wake of the Romney campaign’s launching its Day One ad, the Boston Herald certainly seems to have beaten the Boston Globe in terms of coverage today. The Globe ran this AP item: Romney ad lists priorities on Day One … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin! (GOP Dollar-For-Dollar Edition)

So the Obama campaign is spending $25 million on advertising this month? Well so is the GOP! From Politico’s Playbook: GAME ON — [Wednesday] Crossroads GPS launches a staggering $25 million ad blitz today, matching. dollar-for-dollar, the big ad buy … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin (MISTIA Edition)

How do you run against a president who’s personally popular, even if his policies aren’t? MISTIA – More in Sorrow Than in Anger. From the Weekend Wall Street Journal: Anti-Obama Ads Take Elegiac Tone Conservatives, Wary of President’s Popularity, Try … Continue reading

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