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RAW Story: Groups allied to GOP boost their fundraising

Rove-backed groups boost their fundraising, heighten GOP assault on Democrats

Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican strategists have raised a combined $32 million this year, using new freedom from fundraising restrictions to create a parallel and unofficial Republican campaign to defeat Democrats in November.

TPM: Rove-Backed Outside Groups Raised $14.5 Million In Last 30 Days

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.

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