Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is seen at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 27, 2012.
Crossroads, the political operation founded by Karl Rove, isn't very active in Kentucky's Senate race, even though its president said that reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the group's top priorities for 2014—or at least it's not very active on paper. In reality, however:
...two local groups -- Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a brand-new super PAC, and the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a repurposed nonprofit -- have spent more than $2 million to boost McConnell...
And guess who is propping up those groups?
Deep connections between the Rove organization and the two Kentucky groups show that, despite their locally flavored names, the real power behind the latter groups emanates from the offices of Crossroads-linked consultants in Washington and Virginia.
That's right. Karl Rove is playing big in Kentucky, but he's doing it with a pair of sock puppets. For some perspective on how amusing it is, consider this: Rove started Crossroads so he could be the front for big money donors to anonymously spend against Democrats. Now his brand has become so sullied that not only do his donors need to be shielded from the taint of having done business with Rove, but so does Karl Rove himself.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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