Donnelly attacks attributed to Karl RoveJune 7th, 2012 at 4:13 pm by Jim Shella under Jim Shella's Political Blog
Karl Rove was George W. Bush’s top political advisor. He founded a Republican Super PAC and an organization affiliated with it just spent over $600,000 dollars on political ads here in Indiana. This is all about keeping Dick Lugar’s Senate seat in the Republican column. Richard Mourdock’s primary defeat of Lugar leaves the seat up for grabs.
Ads from the organization known as Crossroads GPS will be on the air for at least the next couple of weeks. They attack Democrat Joe Donnelly accusing him of voting to raise the debt ceiling four times, among other things.
“This is a tie ballgame.” says Donnelly spokeswoman Elizabeth Shappell, “and Joe Donnelly’s going to be working very hard and it’s obvious that they know this is going to be a very tight race.”
Republican Richard Mourdock has nothing to do with the ads but stands to benefit from them. “Any help that will provide further insight into Mr. Donnelly’s record is welcome,” says Mourdock spokesman Chris Conner.
Shappell complains that the ads are secretly funded and accuses Rove of “trying to buy this Senate seat from Hoosier voters.”
Some of those donors might be from Indiana but in a skype interview from Washington the spokesman for Crossroads GPS indicated that they are mostly from other parts of the country. “You know I don’t have the donors,” said Nate Hobson, “that’s not my area of expertise but these are folks who are concerned about the direction of our country just like I’m sure many folks in Indiana are.” Certainly Karl Rove is.