Crossroads books $20M in TV ads for 6 Senate races


WASHINGTON (AP) — Political groups backed by Karl Rove want another $20 million in television air time.

American Crossroads super PAC and its affiliated nonprofit Crossroads GPS on Tuesday sent out ad requests for six Senate races where Democrats are at a risk of losing the seats. Ads to influence competitive House races will be booked later.

The biggest ad booking so far is in Alaska, where American Crossroads plans to spend $5.5 million starting Sept. 9. Crossroads GPS also plans a $5.1 million ad campaign starting Sept. 30 in North Carolina. The groups also reserved ad time in Iowa, Montana, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The bookings, which can still be changed, are on top of the $2.3 million in ads already running in Colorado.

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