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Karl Rove
Dear Karl: Haven't you already caused enough pain? (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
Karl Rove insists on using cash from wealthy Republicans to inflict more damage upon America:
An independent group favoring Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney is launching a $25 million, monthlong advertising campaign in 10 states against President Barack Obama, further escalating an expensive TV ad war in presidential battlegrounds six months before Election Day.

Crossroads GPS plans to open the effort Thursday by spending $8 million on a TV ad that castigates Obama on the economy by using his own words against him.

"We need solutions, not just promises," says a 60-second commercial that's to run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

As the AP article points out, Rove's group isn't the only pro-Romney group planning on dumping millions into the presidential campaign: Restore Our Future, the Romney-aligned Super PAC staffed by former Romney aides, has spent $4.3 million in anti-Obama attack ads. The Koch brothers' Americans For Prosperity has spent $5 million. And another group called American Future Fund is spending millions as well. (I've personally seen AFF ads several times over the past couple of days in Columbus, Ohio.) Between those groups, you're looking at something in the neighborhood of $40 million spent nearly a half-year before the election—and that doesn't include anything from the Romney campaign itself. Bottom-line: It's going to be a nasty, brutal election, and President Obama's enemies are going to be coming at him from all sides, with tons of cash.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed May 16, 2012 at 06:44 AM PDT.

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