Crossroads GPS reports low political spending, buys $25 million ad
"How would the 2012 presidential election be different? Because these groups don't disclose most of their spending, it's hard to say how much they've spent this year. But a look at what they have reported, and what they've spent in the past, can provide some clues. From the Center for Responsive Politics: Crossroads GPS Reported in 2012: $286,777 Context clues: They've spent considerably more than what they reported. Just last week, the group announced a $25 million ad buy against President Obama. It spent more than $17 million in 2010, according to the Center for Responsive Politics."
Article: Elizabeth Flock, and Seth Cline. “What Would The Election Look Like Without Crossroads GPS?” U.S. News, July 9, 2012. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/07/09/what-wou.... Statistics: Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org. “American Crossroads/Crossroads GPS,” Last modified 2012. http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000065271&cycle=2012 [verified 4/22/14]