Karl Rove Just Tossed Rob Portman A Casual $1.12 Million

Senator Rob Portman is facing a tough reelection challenge, so Uncle Karl’s lending him a hand in the form of a $1.12-million ad buy.

Karl Rove’s One Nation just “bought $1.12 million worth of television, radio and digital ads advocating for jobs legislation sponsored” by Portman, according to Politico. The ads will run over the next several weeks in an attempt to give Portman a much-needed lift in the polls.

Not a bad haul for Portman: The $1.12-million assist significantly surpasses the $800K Rove dished out to both Roy Blunt and Joe Heck last week.

Apparently Karl Rove thinks Portman is just that much more vulnerable — Karl Rove can’t afford to lose a senator who so diligently prioritizes an out-of-state big money special-interest agenda over the needs of Ohio working families.

Background from Conservative Transparency:

One Nation is a nonprofit 501(c)4 addition to Karl Rove’s “constellation of Crossroads organizations.” The group “aims to advance well-constructed solutions to our country’s most […]

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Joe Heck Gets A $800K Boost From Karl Rove

Rep. Joe Heck just got an $800,000 boost from his out-of-state, big money special interest puppet masters. The man behind it all? None other than Karl Rove, the 2012 election’s “biggest loser.”  Rove squandered hundreds of millions on middling candidates back then, and now he’s back from more.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal’s Jon Ralston, one of Rove’s political organizations is set to give Joe Heck a big boost in the form of an $800,000 media blitz over the next several weeks. The group behind the buy is One Nation, a 501(c)4 dark money group connected to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, a behemoth in political spending. One Nation’s already ramping up the spending elsewhere, too. The group just launched another $800,000 TV and radio buy in Missouri, looking to give vulnerable Senator Roy Blunt a similar boost.

There are 386 days until the election and out-of-state, big money donors are already throwing their […]

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BushRewrite.org Site Corrects Pro-Bush Spin In Presidential Library

Earlier this year, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened on the campus of Southern Methodist University. But if visitors to the stunning $250 million complex traveled a few hundred miles southeast, they would find a much different legacy for the nation’s 43rd President. With the eighth anniversary of the Bush administration’s failed response to Hurricane Katrina near, it serves as a stark reminder that the real history of President George W. Bush is much different than the sterilized version found in the halls of the Bush library.

As was expected, supporters of the former president chose to depict his administration’s choices and actions in a favorable light. But the American people deserve a more accurate view of history than the one Bush’s supporters have attempted to rewrite. That is why the Bridge Project has launched a new website, www.BushRewrite.org, to rectify the falsehoods and omissions of the Bush library.

“Historians have reevaluated certain presidents over time, but never before has there been such a blatant and aggressive attempt to distort the memory of a tenure that we all lived through,” said Bridge Project Vice President Eddie Vale. “With Republicans eager to revive the policies of the Bush administration, it’s important to have an objective view of the consequences and outcomes of those policies.”

The Bush administration was bookended by tragedies in the September 11th terrorist attacks and the financial crisis. The Bush library portrays a misleading interpretation of the intervening events, from the War on Terror to the weak economy, including the inept response to Hurricane Katrina, the attempted privatization of Social Security, debt-inducing tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointees who have skewed the ideological composition of the court. Additionally, the website addresses key figures like Vice President Dick Cheney and Karl Rove who are not given attention commensurate with the influence they exerted on the Bush White House, and infamous failures like the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, the politically charged U.S. Attorney firings, and the revelation of Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA agent that are conspicuously absent.

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Karl Rove’s Decade Of Deception

Today, the Bridge Project is releasing this video in response to the misleading Crossroads ad on Benghazi. Called, “Karl Rove’s Decade of Deception,” the video highlights Rove’s dangerous habit of misleading the American public on matters of national security – just to score political points. From selling the war in Iraq, fudging intelligence, Valerie Plame, and the new Crossroads ad on Benghazi, Rove has been deceiving Americans for more than a decade.