Strategists say Crossroads is spending $6.6 million on ads in eight swing states, aggressively undercutting Obama’s campaign slogan: “Forward.” At the same time, the associated group Crossroads GPS is dropping another hefty sum into the North Dakota Senate race, attempting to take down a surprisingly resilient Democratic nominee, former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp. Both sides view North Dakota as critical to their chances of taking the Senate. [Burns and Haberman]
IN THE ALTERNATE universe beyond the cheers and euphoria of the Democratic National Convention, Karl Rove’s Super PAC keeps on churning out ads.
The above ad will be seen in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
Meanwhile, Rove’s team takes aim at Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, who is running for Senate in North Dakota.
Team Romney and his allies have deep pockets and right now it amounts to more money than the sitting President of the United States, the first time in history an incumbent president will be outspent.