September 20, 2010: American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, outside groups backed by GOP heavy-hitters Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, raised $14.5 million in the 30-day period ending Sunday, bringing their fundraising total this year to $32 million, according to the Associated Press.
Both groups have launched attack ads on Democrats around the country. Back in April, American Crossroads announced they had $30 million in fundraising pledged toward their $52 million goal. And while the early numbers were small, the group has since taken off.
In July, Salon's Justin Elliott reported that most of the money then raised by American Crossroads had come from just four billionaires.
The latest figures, made available to the AP, "place the two Crossroads groups on track to meet their goal of $52 million by Election Day, and put them on virtually the same financial footing as the National Republican Senatorial Committee."