Beginning Monday, Karl Rove’s special interest group, American Crossroads GPS, will begin an $8.1 million advertising campaign targeted against House candidates, including Christie Vilsack. This shows that Congressman King is in trouble is hoping anonymous millionaires and billionaires will buy this election for him.
While the group bills itself as “grassroots,” their goal is to buy this election using anonymous and undisclosed sources of cash. If there’s any doubt who is funding this group, just look at the FEC reports for its partner organization, American Crossroads, which does disclose its donors. The reports for the month of August show out-of-state billionaires are responsible for 91 percent of the group’s fundraising.
It’s no surprise that Karl Rove’s millionaires and billionaires are flocking to support Steve King. After all, he has made it clear that he’s willing to vote against the middle class and for special interest and the wealthiest Americans. For examples, his signature tax plan – the Fair Tax – would make middle class families pay more while giving, what Mitt Romney agrees, would be a massive tax break to the rich. King has also demanding that the Bush Tax cuts be kept in place for those making over a million dollars a year, even if that means borrowing money from China to pay for it.
While American Crossroads GPS and Congressman King share the same values, these are not the values we learn in Iowa. Iowans have a choice in this election between someone who will fight for them, and someone who will ignore them to do what Karl Rove wants.