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Courtesy of Karl Rove, anti-Crist mailer headed your way



Karl Rove's PAC American Crossroads on Saturday reported spending $397,943 in "postage printing/production" for a mailer against Charlie Crist. A related group, Crossroads GPS, has paid for TV advertising against Crist.

Republicans aren't the only ones getting help. A Democratic-friendly group called America's Families First Action Fund reported today it had spent $23,229 in direct mail against Steve Southerland, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Monticello.

The expenditures are just the latest example of the flood of outside money influencing the 2010 elections. With a week to go, outside groups including party committees have spent more than $322 million, up from $68 million in 2006, the last midterm election, according to the Center For Responsive Politics.


[Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 4:31pm]


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