The primary election season may be all but over, and the general election is still months away, but the Karl Rove-Ed Gillespie Republican super PAC American Crossroads is ready to start working over President Barack Obama in important 2012 battleground states.
Not too long ago, Obama signaled he would welcome support from super PACs operating on his behalf, even though he is opposed to them on general principles. However, Democrats have said that if the PACs are a legal part of the campaign, they pretty much have to compete on that playing field whether they like them or not.
However, the prime Democratic super PAC, Priorities USA Action, has only $2.8M to spend at the moment, according to a Washington Post report in Chris Cillizza’s The Fix.
American Crossroads is dropping almost that much in its current campaign. It will spend $1.7M to hammer away at Obama on gas prices.
The stations that will be in on the buy include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia.
RBR-TVBR observation: At the moment, the big super PAC bankrolls appear to be heavily weighted to the Republican side. Will this activity spur donations to the Democratic side? And will it be constant if targeted spending on the general from here on in? Stay tuned.