The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, a year after big-dollar conservative groups poured millions into unsuccessful campaigns against President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, and the GOP failed to retake the White House or the Senate.
Even with the 2016 presidential election about three and a half years away, American Crossroads is taking Hillary Clinton to task for her alleged role in the “cover-up” of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.
A Republican-leaning independent group supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid is spending $11.1 million on new television ads aimed at women.
A conservative super PAC affiliated with Republican strategist Karl Rove has jumped back into the Indiana Senate race with a nearly $1 million ad buy highlighting Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly’s support for President Barack Obama’s policies.
The presidential ad campaign coming to a TV and radio near you is going to be nasty, expensive and heavily influenced by independent groups, particularly those that favor Republican Mitt Romney over Democrat Barack Obama.