Haley Barbour brings fundraising prowess to American Crossroads

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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be joining Karl Rove this election cycle to raise funds for American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, the groups announced Thursday.

Barbour, rumored to be privately advising Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will be serving in a volunteer capacity, as will Rove. (RELATED: Perry says Rove has been ‘over the top for a long time’)

The groups also announced that they have exceeded their fundraising goals and will more than double their previous combined fundraising goal of $120 million for 2012.

“Both Governor Barbour and Karl Rove are prodigious fundraisers and brilliant strategists, and we are honored to have them both engaged with us,” said Steven Law, who serves as president of the two Crossroads groups.

“We are reaching high in our fundraising goals because we believe this is going to be a destiny-shaping election for our country,” Law added.

Barbour, who considered a run for the presidency early in the cycle, previously served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is considered to be a dynamite fundraiser.

Founded in 2010, the groups have spent millions working to elect Republicans.

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