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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:43 PM

ROVE-Spent More Than $200 Million-RESULT: NO Winning Candidates

Amazing Fact of the Day

The Sunlight Foundation finds Karl Rove's American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS spent more than $200 million on the elections but backed no winning candidates.

AMERICAN CROSSROADS
1.29%
Total spent campaign 2012: $104,710,427

1.29% of $103,559,672 spent in the general election and ending in the desired result.

Supported 0 winning candidates ; 0.00% of money went to supporting winning candidates.

Opposed 2 losing candidates; 1.29% of money went to opposing losing candidates.



CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES
14.40%
Total spent campaign 2012: $70,710,008

14.40% of $70,710,008 spent in the general election and ending in the desired result.
Supported 0 winning candidates ; 0.00% of money went to supporting winning candidates.
Opposed 7 losing candidates; 14.40% of money went to opposing losing candidates.




http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/return_on_investment/
http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending/committee/american-crossroads/C00487363

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kpete Nov 2012 OP
calimary Nov 2012 #1
Kolesar Nov 2012 #2
Blue Meany Nov 2012 #3
hootinholler Nov 2012 #4

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:44 PM

1. Typical republi-CON, as Howard Dean would point out.

The good doctor has said it before: republi-CONS simply don't know how to handle money.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:52 PM

2. That is including $32M from the US Chamber of Commerce

This year, the pro-business GOP Crossroads fundraising combine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce weren't as good at picking winners as the labor movement, which appears to be one of the surprise winners of Election Day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. This was tremendous success for Karl Rove. As a businessman, it doesn't matter if his candidate

wins or loses, as long as he gets his cut.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:01 PM

4. Where did the $200M come from?

Best I can find for X-Roads is $104M

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