Independent GOP group airs ads in Nevada, Missouri

Friday, August 20, 2010 | 1:09 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — An independent political group devoted to helping Republican candidates is spending more than $2 million for television ads in Nevada and Missouri that criticize Democratic Senate candidates.

The ads are part of an escalating media campaign by Crossroads GPS and its affiliated American Crossroads. The groups were created under the tutelage of GOP masterminds Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, one-time aides to former President George W. Bush.

The ads target Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who is running for re-election in Nevada, and Democrat Robin Carnahan, who is running for the Senate in Missouri against Republican Rep. Roy Blunt.

Earlier this week Crossroads also purchased $425,000 in ad time in Colorado against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

As long as Crossroads GPS does not directly advocate the election or defeat of any candidate in the race, federal law does not require it to disclose its donors. American Crossroads, created under a separate section of election law, must report its donors.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.