Las Vegas Sun

April 24, 2015

Currently: 68° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Damon Political Report

Crossroads launches new ad in Nevada attacking Obama

Crossroads GPS, a political nonprofit co-founded by Karl Rove, has launched a month-long ad buy in Nevada slamming President Obama for what they call broken promises.

The $25 million buy in 10 swing states includes $624,000 spent in Las Vegas and is an indication of the marathon ad blitz that will dominate the presidential campaign through November.

The Obama campaign launched its own ad buy last week, timed to the president’s visit in Reno.

The Crossroads ad highlights the foreclosure crisis—a dominant issue in Nevada which consistently leads the nation in the number of foreclosures.

“Promise broken: one in five mortgages are still underwater,” the ad says before launching into a list of topics on which Republicans accuse Obama of falling short, including taxes, health care and the deficit.

A new poll shows Nevadans are less than pleased with Obama’s handling of the foreclosure crisis. According to the survey conducted by Public Policy Polling for the Campaign for a Fair Settlement, 54 percent of Nevada voters disapprove of Obama’s work on foreclosures. Another 69 percent believe he hasn’t done enough to hold Wall Street accountable for the problem.

The Crossroads ad is an indication of the growing influence of outside groups working to influence the election in Nevada—considered one of the top swing states by both presidential campaigns.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 1 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. I hope people realize this is Mr. Karl Rove's job. To make up stuff and get Tea/Republicans of all walks (and dregs) of life elected.

    In their name alone, just the term "grassroots" is a joke.

    There is nothing "grassroots" about Crossroads GPS. The people who donate money to them, over 90 percent of them, are all billionaires/millionaires.

    Mr. Karl Rove's job is to serve them and get people to vote against their best interests.

    Since the Tea/Republican Party has nothing to offer, with a candidate that stands for nothing, and if he does stand for something, they don't want anyone to know what it is, they rely on hacks like Mr. Karl Rove to fly this stuff by you.

    It is no surprise this is another right wing attack machine, fueled by corporate interests, the rich, and hell, who knows, because they don't have to disclose who the donors are, it could even be countries hostile to the United States of America. Mr. Karl Rove don't care. He'll take their money. Why? Because the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling, the worst decision any U.S. Supreme Court has ever handed down, says it's perfectly okay to subject our election process.

    I just hope people wake up and realize Crossroads GPS is crap. They peddle crap. They sell it. They saturate the market with right wing crap that serves no one but them.

    That's why it's important for people to do their own research. Don't let these idiots think for you. Don't let them buy an election.

    THIS upcoming election is for the people. Not money. Don't let them baffle you with their money.

    We stand too much to lose if you end up living in a Fox News universe where they only want you to think their brain dead stuff.

    Obama for another four years. AND a Democratic Party majority in both the House and the Senate. To Heller with Heck and to Heck with Heller.