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Upstart Groups Challenge Rove for G.O.P. Cash
New York Times ^ | 12/23/2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Posted on 12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST by mac_truck

A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway.

At least a dozen “super PACs” are setting up to back individual Republican candidates for the United States Senate, challenging the strategic and financial dominance that Karl Rove and the group he co-founded, American Crossroads, have enjoyed ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 cleared the way for unlimited independent spending.

In wooing donors, the new groups — in states like Texas, Iowa, West Virginia and Louisiana — are exploiting Crossroads’ poor showing in 2012, when $300 million spent by the super PAC and a sister nonprofit group yielded few victories. Some are suggesting that Crossroads’ deep ties to the Republican establishment and recent clashes with conservative activists are a potential liability for Republican incumbents facing Tea Party challengers.

In response, Steven J. Law, the president of Crossroads, and others have urged donors and other supporters to commit to Crossroads, according to Republicans involved in the discussions, emphasizing that the group will move more aggressively in this election cycle to establish local footprints in the states with big Senate races. The profusion of super PACs, they have argued, risks wasting advertising dollars and endangering Republican efforts to win control of the Senate.

The conflicts echo broader unease within Republican circles, as establishment figures like Mr. Rove seek to reassert their authority and expand the party’s appeal amid a searing internal assault from Tea Party-inspired conservatives.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; backstabberrove; fundraising; primaries; rove; teamromney; tokyorove

1 posted on 12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

Why would anyone donate to Rove given his losing track record?

And Rinse Prebus too


2 posted on 12/24/2013 7:03:34 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: mac_truck

“Crossroads”? More like “Crossed Over”.


3 posted on 12/24/2013 7:04:27 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: mac_truck

Tokyo Rove is the millennium’s buggy whip maker. Stick a fork in the fat azz.


4 posted on 12/24/2013 7:07:38 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mac_truck

In other words, “We know better than you who can win because we’re smarter than you bunch of hayseed tea partiers.”


5 posted on 12/24/2013 7:09:35 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: mac_truck; All
Barbara Streisand, Sen. *itch "0's *itch" McConnell, bragged in 5/'11,
I'll have more than enough resources to fight the any challengers/TEA Party."

dispose the *itch / D.C. Establishment, Elect Matt Bevins

6 posted on 12/24/2013 7:13:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Mr. K
Why would anyone donate to Rove given his losing track record?

Makes you wonder who he's actually working for, doesn't it?

7 posted on 12/24/2013 7:21:22 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: mac_truck

Nothing from me for the GOP.

Evah!

Tea Party - OK.


8 posted on 12/24/2013 7:35:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: mac_truck

9 posted on 12/24/2013 7:36:42 AM PST by McBuff
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To: mac_truck
A new CNN poll finds that a record low 35% now support the president’s signature legislative achievement. A staggering 62% of Americans oppose Obamacare.

LOL

It's only taken 5 years for the info to start getting out.

Wait 'til the "glitches" with payment issues.
Wait 'til the identity thief stories.
Wait 'til the denied coverage stories..

Merry Christmas all.

10 posted on 12/24/2013 7:44:34 AM PST by Principled
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To: Principled

Yeah so posting to the wrong thread... I think that’s my first time with that.

sorry!

was supposed to go here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3104949/posts


11 posted on 12/24/2013 7:45:50 AM PST by Principled
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To: Mr. K

>>And Rinse Prebus too>>

Dump Prebus, he gave us Romney the last time around.


12 posted on 12/24/2013 7:50:04 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: McBuff

lol


13 posted on 12/24/2013 7:51:31 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Principled

No apology necessary, it’s always good to read that wherever it’s put.


14 posted on 12/24/2013 7:53:48 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: kitkat

Yeah for 15 years I’ve wondered just how anyone could do something so silly as to post to the wrong thread.... he he he

Well there you have it.


15 posted on 12/24/2013 8:10:45 AM PST by Principled
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To: mac_truck
Money doesn't mean jack if the candidate in question is not conservative. That PAC or candidate can spend $1 billion dollars but conservatives aren't going to vote for him.

I ain't holding my nose for none of you RINOs anymore.

16 posted on 12/24/2013 9:26:18 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: mac_truck

Rove is nothing but a conduit for corporate campaign funds to finance establishment Republicans in their campaign of “managed decline”.


17 posted on 12/24/2013 10:22:24 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Mr. K

BUMP

I hope people simply donate to the good candidates instead


18 posted on 12/24/2013 11:03:25 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: OrangeHoof

“Crossroads”? More like “Crossed Over”.

or Crossed Out


19 posted on 12/24/2013 1:38:05 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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Hey Karl: Let’s you and them other GOP-Es fight! Make it as bitter as can be while the Tea Party stays united.


20 posted on 12/24/2013 2:05:50 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: mac_truck
Given what the Republicam Party did to Sarah Palin in the 2012 convention and election matters (They closed her well planned Convention attendance plans down. and she wasn't there), I won't support any person the GOP nominates that doesn't have Sarah Palin's recommendation.

Not one single dime for the insidious wing of the Republican party.

Note: I just tore up the GOP material delivered in today's mail.

21 posted on 12/24/2013 3:14:38 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: mac_truck

Re the use of the word “some” to describe the new conservative groups challenging the loser Karl Rove and his American Crossroads flop, I would offer a better and more realistic word to describe the new groups. Try “a shitload” of them are tired of Rove and his failures.

Only fools back a horse with a broken leg (a good analogy for the Democrat’s ASS, but given Rove’s weight lately...).

Time for that “new blood” to fertilize the tree of Revolution, which translates into “Bye, Bye Karl”. If you think that you are the tree of the conservatives, well I’ve got news for you. You will be treated like a tree, by a dog, pissed on everyday and then cut down to make an outhouse for RINOS.

Remember Karl, about the Tea Party and the old Lipton’s tea commercial (slightly modified), regarding your status, “Take tea and pee, better for you”. Ah yes, the old “trickle down theory”. Those at the top trickle down on those below and you are way down at the bottom in terms of being a winner or loser. Better bring an umbrella.

2014 is going to be an very interesting year and its’ slogan is going to be “Time to clean out the House, and the Senate and the White House of Democrats and RINOS”.

Locked and loaded. Time to go D’RATS and RINO hunting.


22 posted on 12/24/2013 3:48:46 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mac_truck

The competition of Capitalism is good — right, Karl???


23 posted on 12/24/2013 4:37:49 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: OldNavyVet
Given what the Republicam Party did to Sarah Palin in the 2012 convention and election matters (They closed her well planned Convention attendance plans down. and she wasn't there), I won't support any person the GOP nominates that doesn't have Sarah Palin's recommendation.

What I'd really like is for Palin to endorse and/or fund raise for some tea party challengers to incumbent GOP-e Senators, especially in places like Kentucky and South Carolina. It would be a big boost to conservative challengers there if she got involved.

24 posted on 12/24/2013 6:23:23 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
The profusion of super PACs, they have argued, risks wasting advertising dollars and endangering Republican efforts to win control of the Senate.

They are right, but Rove IS the problem.

Only donate to individual campaigns or groups that actually know what they are doing, not groups that say they know what they are doing.

25 posted on 12/24/2013 8:34:58 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I second that motion. From KY. Merry Christmas!


26 posted on 12/24/2013 11:40:41 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

27 posted on 12/25/2013 6:00:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: mac_truck

Ditch the egg. He’s as much an architect as Art Vandelay.


28 posted on 12/25/2013 6:03:40 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: mac_truck

It’s time shove Karl Rove aside. He isn’t selling what I want to buy.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 8:49:52 AM PST by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: Mr. K

Rinos are slaves, always thinking inside the rotten box of chocolate democrats give them, trying to get good points for fixing the box, just like an abused wife trying to cover up for the violence of her man when guests appear.


30 posted on 12/25/2013 9:55:40 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: OldNavyVet
Note: I just tore up the GOP material delivered in today's mail.

I mailed mine back to them with the message "your values no longer coincide with mine".

31 posted on 12/25/2013 8:02:52 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
ain't holding my nose for none of you RINOs anymore.

If you lived in TX, would you be for Cornball and George P.?

32 posted on 12/31/2013 10:27:34 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: mac_truck

I believe Palin is for Graham, McC, and Cornball. Do you?


33 posted on 12/31/2013 10:29:09 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: onyx; nutmeg

Ping.


34 posted on 12/31/2013 10:47:49 PM PST by Black Agnes
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