Karl Rove's powerful Crossroads GPS is set to go on the air for one week to attack a half-dozen Democratic Senate candidates and one Democratic-leaning Independent, at a total cost of $5 million.
According to the group, the ads will run against Rep. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, former Gov. Angus King in Maine, Sen. Jon Tester in Montana, Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, former Gov. Tim Kaine in Virginia and Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin.
"From tax hikes to reckless spending, these liberal politicians are rubber-stamps for the out-of-touch policies which have resulted in an anemic economy and fewer jobs," Crossroads GPS Director of State and Regional Media Relations Nate Hodson said in a statement. "Crossroads hopes to prevent the higher taxes and more government these politicians support from continuing to hinder the economic recovery we need."
Roll Call has learned the $5 million buy breaks down as follows (with links to the spots as posted online):
Nevada — $ 1,096,548
Indiana — $ 980,046.71
Maine — $ 309,266.73
Montana — $ 672,795.36
North Dakota — $ 214,002.60
Virginia — $ 477,040.14
Wisconsin — $ 1,173,169.77
Crossroads already has released the first six ads, set to air on local broadcast and cable TV, with the Wisconsin ad slated to be released Wednesday.