Rove affiliated group airs nationwide ad attacking unions

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The Republican-aligned group Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (better known as Crossroads GPS) is launching a nationwide TV ad criticizing unions in light of Wisconsin’s fight over collective bargaining.

Crossroads GPS and its sister organization, American Crossroads, have been promoted by Karl Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, two of President George W. Bush’s top political brains. The groups were criticized heavily by Democrats as “shadowy” and are seen as leading a new wave of (mostly Republican) outside political spending in the post-Citizens United ruling era.

Crossroads GPS spent over $14 million last year during the 2010 midterms, while American Crossroads reported $25.4 million in 2010 expenditures to the Federal Election Commission.

Full story: Rove-Affiliated Group Airs Nationwide Ad on Unions – Chris Good – Politics – The Atlantic