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December 11, 2012

New ads target six senators, urge big spending cuts

An influential conservative group Tuesday began running radio ads in five states urging moderate Democratic senators to "insist on the balanced plan that President Obama promised to avoid the fiscal cliff and help the economy."

Crossroads GPS, co-founded by former George W. Bush confidante Karl Rove, wants Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Mary Landrieu, D-La., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., to back big spending cuts as part of any fiscal cliff deal.

The $240,000 buy stresses that any balanced plan should include more than "just the massive tax increases President Obama is insisting Congress pass, and these U.S. Senators should lead by pushing for significant spending cuts,” said Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law. “It is up to these U.S. Senators to push President Obama and Harry Reid to show real leadership by negotiating a balanced plan which stops Washington spending and helps our economy."


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