This is the second burst of ads from the group targeting Democrats in Missouri, Massachusetts, Montana and Nebraska, hitting airwaves one month after an initial round where Crossroads spent almost $2 million in those states and another $2.6 million to attack Democrats in five swing states.
“Look at the damage he did: higher taxes, cutting Medicare spending, embarrasing Nebraska. Ben Nelson sold out to Obama when it counted most," says one of the ads.
Crossroads will spend almost $123,000 attacking Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), who hasn’t yet announced whether he will seek reelection. Another $251,000 will go to ads targeting Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillDems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals Party chairs see reversal of fortune Why Wasserman Schultz must go MORE (D-Mo.) by portraying her and Obama as one and the same. In Montana, the group will spend $136,000 hitting Sen. Jon TesterJon TesterSanders tests Wasserman Schultz Wasserman Schultz fights to keep her job It's time we empower veterans with entrepreneurial skills MORE (D).
But the biggest buy is saved for Massachusetts, where Crossroads has made Democrat Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSanders: Clinton with a moderate VP would be a 'disaster' Verizon, striking unions reach agreement in principle What Bernie needs to do right now MORE a top target of its 2012 election efforts. The group will spend $524,000 to undercut Warren in December.
“Tell Professor Warren: We need jobs, not more bailouts and bigger government,” the Massachusetts ad says.
The behemoth of outside spending for the 2012 cycle, Crossroads GPS, together with its affiliate, American Crossroads, has already dropped more than $20 million attacking Democrats and Obama this year.
From both sides of the political divide, outside groups have unleashed more than $35 million to influence election results, according to a recent investigation by The Hill.
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