Karl Rove

A Candid Karl Rove Riffs on the 2016 GOP Presidential Field

A Candid Karl Rove Riffs on the 2016 GOP Presidential Field
A brief transcript of Karl Rove's analysis of the current crop of GOP presidential candidates. It's probably safe to say that Karl Rove is not a fan of Donald Trump. It's also probably safe to say that if Donald Trump is the GOP's nominee Karl Rove will vote for him.
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Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff

Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff
Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. The first-round ad hit the airwaves this week. It attempts to persuade Colorado women not to concern themselves primarily with Gardner’s record as a long-standing hardline anti-abortion lawmaker. The ad attempts to do this by changing the subject.
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Darker the Money, Sweeter the Juice: Rove's Crossroads GPS Receives $180M in Anonymous Donations in 2012

Darker the Money, Sweeter the Juice: Rove's Crossroads GPS Receives $180M in Anonymous Donations in 2012
The dark money giant Crossroads GPS, launched by Republican strategist Karl Rove, told the IRS it raised almost $180 million in 2012, including one donation of $22.5 million, another of $18 million and another of $10 million. Fifty donations were for $1 million or more. Because the group is a social welfare nonprofit, none of the donors have to be made public.
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Kim Barker
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Karl Rove Called Out for 'Scaring' People with 'Orwellian' Black Helicopter Talk

Karl Rove Called Out for 'Scaring' People with 'Orwellian' Black Helicopter Talk
On Sunday's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, ABC's Terry Moran calls out Karl Rove for "scaring" people with the "Orwellian sense that black helicopters" are coming to confiscate people's guns.
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Watchdogs to IRS: Reject Rove Group’s Tax Application

Recognition as a social welfare nonprofit is important for Crossroads because it allows the group to shield the identity of its donors. Under tax rules, such groups are allowed to spend money on political campaigns but must be primarily engaged in promoting social welfare.
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What Karl Rove’s Dark Money Nonprofit Told the IRS

The tax code allows groups like Crossroads to spend money on political campaigns — and to keep their donors private — as long as their primary purpose is enhancing social welfare.
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Outside Groups Dominated Las Vegas Airwaves in 2012 Campaign

As the final hours of the campaign ticked away, we challenged ProPublica readers to help us “free the files” in Las Vegas, which aired more political ads this election cycle than any other market in the country. The results indicate a leading conservative dark-money group and its affiliated super PAC spent more than $9 million on television advertising in Las Vegas during the election— one in every five ad dollars spent in the market.
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$11 Million in 'Dark Money' May Be Largest Secret Donation in CA History

Last Friday, California Common Cause asked the Fair Political Practices Commission to take immediate action to protect the integrity of November’s election by investigating and exposing the secret, out-of-state interests who recently funneled $11 million to oppose Prop 30 and support Prop 32 in this November’s election.
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