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December 24, 2013


New Super PACs Challenge Rove

"A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway," the New York Times reports.

"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."














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