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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

American Crossroads v. Reid

Chris Cillizza reports at The Washington Post:

American Crossroads, a conservative independent group, is launching its second television ad in the last three weeks targeting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.).

The commercial is designed to rebut the tagline of Reid's own ads: "No one can do more." It quotes Reid on the Senate floor calling it a "big day in America...only 36,000 people lost their jobs today" before asking "Really, Harry?" and noting that Nevada's unemployment rate is now the highest in the country.

American Crossroads is spending $120,000 on the ad, roughly the same amount they spent on their first commercial, which hit Reid on his support for President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package.

The group, formed this spring by a number of GOP heavyweights, has set a $50 million fundraising goal but, to date, has fallen well short of that mark. American Crossroads president Steven Law has said publicly that the organization, which was set up as a 527, has commitments in the range of $30 million.