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Priorities USA Counters Karl Rove With New Ad

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The ad buy, which is $750,000, is short of Crossroads' $5 million ad that launched this week in ten states, part of a larger $20 million effort by the group. Priorities USA decided against running the spot in additional states targeted by Rove that they felt were less likely to be battlegrounds, such as Montana and Missouri, a source with knowledge of the ad buy told TPM.

Both groups are expected to play major roles in the 2012 election, the first since the Supreme Court struck down laws restricting spending on independent campaign ads in its Citizen United verdict.