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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:20 PM

Mystery donor gives $10 million to Crossroads GPS group to run anti-Obama ads

Source: The Washington Post

An anonymous donor has given $10 million to run ads attacking President Obama and his policies, escalating the money race that is defining the 2012 presidential campaign. And in the new, free-wheeling environment of independent political giving, the identity of this donor, like many others, is likely to remain a permanent mystery.

The donation went to Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit group founded with support of political operative Karl Rove, which also reported another donor giving at least $10 million over the past two years, according to draft tax returns released by the organization.

The group would not identify the donors, who could be individuals, groups or corporations, and under tax and campaign laws, is not required to disclose them.

The huge contributions, which make the donors among the top political givers, offer new evidence of the altered world of campaign finance: following the Supreme Courtís landmark 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, spending by interest groups has risen dramatically. The ruling allowed corporations, unions and nonprofits like Crossroads to spend money directly on political activity.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mystery-donor-gives-10-million-to-crossroads-gps-group-to-run-anti-obama-ads/2012/04/13/gIQAzdtdFT_story.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

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Reply Mystery donor gives $10 million to Crossroads GPS group to run anti-Obama ads (Original post)
MindMover Apr 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Apr 2012 #1
lastlib Apr 2012 #2
wyldwolf Apr 2012 #7
lastlib Apr 2012 #12
Andy823 Apr 2012 #3
loudsue Apr 2012 #4
aquamarina Apr 2012 #5
Iliyah Apr 2012 #6
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #8
hamsterjill Apr 2012 #9
Pirate Smile Apr 2012 #10
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #11
AndyTiedye Apr 2012 #13
Auntie Bush Apr 2012 #14
PSPS Apr 2012 #15

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:30 PM

1. Prolly Shellie Adelson.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

2. meaning a million of us gotta give $10

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:11 PM

7. I'll give that for me and 4 more

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:40 PM

12. Thank you!! I'm matching it!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

3. Well...

Maybe Mitt is moving some of the money from his offshore accounts to Crossroads in hopes it will help him win, which if won't!

What this goes to show is just how terrible it was for the Supreme court to allow this kind of crap. Anyone with half a brain should be angry as hell that the 1% are dumping millions and millions into this race in order to get the best government their money can buy. It's simply outrageous that this is allowed to happen!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:37 PM

4. And it could be the taliban, for all we know.

There is NO oversight any longer as to who donates what to a campaign. It is making de MOCKery of DeMOCKracy.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:55 PM

5. That would actually make a great counter ad.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:06 PM

6. Could be a terrorist

group who want to see America fail, oops, thats the GOP.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:11 PM

8. Well, we know it wasn't Newt.

Unless he put it all on his Tiffany's credit card.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:13 PM

9. I'm sorry, but I'm going to call this for what I see it.

That $10 million could certainly feed and house a lot of people. It could pay for a lot of medical coverage. It could be used for educational programs. It could be used for after school programs or elderly outreach.

It is NOT okay to spend this amount of money just to try to get your way!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:13 PM

10. Al Qaeda would really prefer to go back to a wimpy Republican President because Pres. Obama has

kicked their ass.


Just sayin' ....

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:15 PM

11. Koch Brothers? Could it be Bill Gates after all who expected him to be involed with Alec?

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:20 PM

13. It Could be From Anywhere in the World

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:15 PM

14. But, but, but, Alito said no way n/t.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:56 AM

15. Obviously, this single individual is "paying too much in taxes."

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