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Wed May 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

GOP Super PACS Plan To Spend $1 Billion On Election ($400 million from Koch brothers)

Source: TPM

Republican super PACs, including Karl Roveís American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS groups, plan to spend a total of $1 billion on the 2012 elections, reports Politico. Much of the money not previously expected comes from the Koch Brothers, who along with Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend $400 million before November.

From Politico:

Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, proved its potency by spending nearly $50 million in the primaries. Now able to entice big donors with a neck-and-neck general election, the group is likely to meet its new goal of spending $100 million more.

And American Crossroads and the affiliated Crossroads GPS, the groups that Rove and Ed Gillespie helped conceive and raise cash for, are expected to ante up $300 million, giving the two-year-old organization one of the electionís loudest voices.


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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:16 PM

1. well, I guess the only way to fight this is for Skinner to ante up.

and match them....

Damn, I detest those black robed hypocrits on the USSC...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:38 PM

4. DU membership has just been raised...

...to $1500 a year.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:26 PM

2. I think one of our best weapons

is going to make sure that everybody knows who's funding this idiocy and stick them to Rmoney like stink on a skunk.

As much as Rmoney is trying to avoid his history fucking up the State of Massachusetts he's just as worried that his corporate history is going to get a close examination.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

3. $400 million.

That's a lot of paychecks that Koch Ind. could be writing. Y'know...'cause rich people are the job creators and stuff.

Whatever, you can't polish a turd and Mitt is just the newest sewage backup from the GOP cafeteria. They can dump all the ketchup on it they want and they're still serving crap to their base.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2012, 10:49 AM

16. And that should be the message that we should say over and over again.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. Can you image all the good

that amount of money would be for Americans. These are the type of people who would deny Jesus Christ, because his beliefs are more in tune with socialism. These so called Christians are sicking.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:45 PM

6. I guess if you can't win on ideas

 

you either buy or steal the election.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

7. That number will be higher- tens of billions if they need to spend it. A billion is a drop in a

bucket compared to what corporations and the billioanires can donate.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:17 PM

8. With Romney as their candidate, they'll need to spend that much for burn medication.

Because teh stoopid . . . IT BURNS!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:23 PM

9. I wish someone would give them directions to Galt's Gulch...

... so they would leave us alone.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. ROFLMAO. The folks who dreamed of SuperPacs--Rove, Kochs, Scalia

are in for a very rude surprise this fall. Remember how Rove tried to run a Terra campaign in 2006? I knew that one was going to fail, because he no longer had the MSM in his pocket, and if only one major network debunks Terra scares, the public will believe the one with the good news. But I kept my mouth shut throughout the campaign season and let the GOP bury itself.

The GOP is about to make a similar mistake this time. Excuse me, they are about to make two mistakes. They have no idea what they are. They are 100% clueless as only those who live in ivory towers can be. When they fall flat on their faces this November, I will tell what they did wrong. In the meantime, pass the popcorn. This is going to be fun.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:18 PM

11. But...

George Soros? But what about George Soros? Fox said something about George Soros.

George Soros.

Honey, what kind of cereal do you want? George Soros.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:44 PM

12. Well, on the bright side, at least this takes money out of the bank accounts of the 1%..

and puts it into the economy.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 12:18 AM

13. They're about to learn an important lesson from Meg Whitman: money can't buy elections.

Even with the worst candidate - which is what Mitt Romney is, he is one of the least charismatic men they've ever ran for president, and there's going to be a lot in the campaign - particularly his "let Detroit die" anti worker stance - that's coming to bite him back in the ass hard. Hey I'm all for anything that takes money out of their pockets so let 'em blow it, that's what I say.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Thu May 31, 2012, 01:40 AM

14. IDK. Hope you're right.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:51 AM

15. I do not agree at all!

The elections are not decided by informed voters the elections are decided by that 5%-7% that only pay attention after the conventions are over...Ads will play a major role in shaping their opinions!

Not to mention the Kock Bros. alone can outspend every Democratic Congressional candidate as they said they plan to do!

I see no way of us winning back the house or saving the Senate or the Presidency...Our best chance is reelecting Obama but when it comes to congress money can & does buy elections!

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