Oops: Republican super PAC misidentifies source of massive donation

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC acknowledges a $300,000 gift came from parents of GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, not a wealth management firm.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… e Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus, who gave $500,000. …"

"… e Trust Company as giving it $300,000 on Aug. 29, part of the $1.7 million American Crossroads raised in August. But Glenmede spokeswoman Melissa Stonberg says the weal …"

"… illion for wealthy individuals, families and foundations — didn’t give American Crossroads a penny. "The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. did not make any donations to …"

"… a penny. "The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. did not make any donations to American Crossroads," Stonberg told the Center for Public Integrity. "We have contacted Americ …"

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS charges into congressional race

By Rachael Marcus

Crossroads GPS is now active at all levels of the national election

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… like “the enemy.” The presidential ads will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, according to Po …"

"… ublican challenging Brown for U.S. Senate, and opposing Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who faces a challenge from Democrat and former teacher, Christie Vilsack. …"

FACT CHECK: Attack ad backs off its harshest claim

By FactCheck.Org

After yanking ad with false claim, Crossroads GPS is back with one that's technically accurate, but still grossly misleading.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads":

"… .  …"

"… rting drug enforcement activities, according to the only news account that Crossroads GPS cited as supporting evidence. In 1993, Heitkamp’s attorney gene …"

"… 000 each. However, the Bismark Tribune article cited in the Crossroads ad noted that Heitkamp and another official from the state’s Bureau of C …"

Nonprofit profile: Crossroads GPS

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Crossroads GPS, supporting Republicans

Excerpts from this story referencing "Montana":

"… r contentious races, including Virginia, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Montana and North Dakota. The group did not report any independent expenditures in …"

Crossroads groups raise whopping $51 million in 2011

By Peter H. Stone

GOP outside spending groups raise unlimited donations from corporations and tycoons

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ed Gillespie":

"… blican groups were launched in 2010 by GOP super consultants Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie.They are now getting fundraising help from former Mississippi Governor&nbs …"

PAC profile: American Crossroads

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads":

"… ne of the best-funded, highest profile super PACs in the country, American Crossroads stated an intention to raise and spend $300 million in the 2012 election c …"

"… million in the 2012 election cycle, along with its sister nonprofit group Crossroads GPS, which can solicit unlimited dollars from donors without having to dis …"

"… andidates or the national party committees. Through Election Day, American Crossroads alone spent almost $105 million, mostly on negative ads.Formed in 2010 and …"

"… on negative ads.Formed in 2010 and viewed as a “shadow RNC,” American Crossroads launched following the 2008 campaign that saw Democrats sweep electio …"

Haley Barbour is cranking up his Crossroads fundraising while winding down governorship

By Peter H. Stone

Legendary fundraiser Haley Barbour picks up pace for GOP's Crossroads

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mississippi":

"… d with making a bid for the White House but eventually opted against a run. …"

Karl Rove-linked Crossroads has more than doubled its earlier fundraising goal of $120 million

By Peter H. Stone

Crossroads ups the ante on its fundraising ambitions, doubles its earlier goal

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican National Committee":

"… prominent GOP figures, notably Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. The former Republican National Committee chairman has agreed to lend his Midas like rolodex to the Crossroads effor …"

"… political guru to ex-President George W. Bush, and Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee Chairman. The groups were formed soon after the Supreme Court issued its h …"

American Crossroads robocalls tell Washington voters to back Rossi

By Aaron Mehta and Josh Israel

A Skamokawa, Wash., reader alerted us to a statewide robocall by American Crossroads, a conservative group flush with cash that opposes the

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads":

"… . …"

"… e concludes by urging listeners to vote for Republican Dino Rossi.American Crossroads is the Section 527 political committee connected to the 501(c)(4) non-prof …"

"… ection 527 political committee connected to the 501(c)(4) non-profit group Crossroads GPS. Both have links to Republican strategists Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove. …"

"… th have links to Republican strategists Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove. Unlike Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads does publicly disclose the names of its large don …"

Crossroads GPS ad attacks Sen. Patty Murray in Seattle

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Mukilteo, Washington, a coastal suburb about 20 miles north of Seattle, reports seeing an independent attack ad against Washingt

Excerpts from this story referencing "Crossroads":

"… tion 2010 reporting initiative this election season.The ad is being run by Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (Crossroads GPS), a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) a …"

"… season.The ad is being run by Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (Crossroads GPS), a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) advocacy organization connected to the Americ …"

"… S), a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) advocacy organization connected to the American Crossroads 527 group. It features an actress re-enacting a 1992 radio interview in wh …"

"… oney with the tagline “We can’t afford 6 more years of Patty Murray.”Crossroads GPS has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on television ads c …"