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03-25-2014, 12:03 PM
American Crossroads reserves $1.1 million in North Carolina ads for April

BY REBECCA BERG | MARCH 25, 2014 AT 12:25 PM

Is American Crossroads giving North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis one last push before the state's Republican primary?

The group has reserved $1.1 million in advertising in North Carolina for April, its political director, Carl Forti, confirmed Monday. The ads, the content of which Forti would not disclose, will air in the pricey Raleigh and Charlotte media markets.

That influx of spending will hit just before Tillis, the Republican frontrunner, faces off May 6 against a field including Greg Brannon, a physician who has been endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor who has received support from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.


Karl Rove, who founded American Crossroads, has also attended fundraising events benefiting Tillis, and Tillis attended an American Crossroads summit in Washington in October.

Now Rove and American Crossroads might be making good on a plan to intervene in Republican primary races to boost candidates they think would be strongest in a general-election matchup. Last year, American Crossroads announced its Conservative Victory Project, focused solely on preventing weak candidates from advancing to the general election.


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03-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Hopefully, this will be another expensive and humiliating defeat for that scumbag Rove.

03-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Hopefully, this will be another expensive and humiliating defeat for that scumbag Rove.

If Brannon can start getting big money donors in his corner, then it'd be a huge boost. I don't see this recent money bomb coming near that. While Brannon does have the grassroots and ground game on his side, hopefully he- and maybe even the other contenders- can punch holes in Tillis' balloon.

03-25-2014, 06:18 PM
This was coming at some point. I wouldn't be too concerned. The ads didn't seem to make a difference. Especially with Zuckerberg helping House RINO Ellmers some people may not know the difference. Hopefully Zuckerberg makes a big buy for April as well.

It is pretty similar name. American Crossroads or Americans for a Conservative Direction running ads for RINOs. Bush called his book Decision Points.