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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crossroads GPS v. Boswell

The Iowa Independent reports:

Crossroads GPS, a conservative policy and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., is building on its TV ads criticizing U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines) with direct mailers in his district.

The mailer, reproduced below, is very similar to the TV ad. It attacks Boswell for supporting President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and says the American Jobs Act will mean “more big government spending and tax increases of $450 billion.”

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies has so far spent $186,556 at the KCCI and WHO networks in Des Moines, the local CBS and NBC affiliates. The group has ties to former White House deputy chief Karl Rove.

It’s unclear how much Crossroads is spending on the mailing, or what communities are receiving it. The mailing below was received in Des Moines.