Rove at Center of Groups Spending Millions on Misleading Attack Ads Funded By Anonymous Donors
See below for a statement from DNC Chairman Tim Kaine calling on Karl Rove to disclose donors to the shadowy, outside groups which he founded and is raising money for.
“The President raised a serious issue with the American people about the corrupting influence of corporate and foreign money in American elections through groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS which don’t have to disclose their donors.
“Despite multiple confirmed accounts of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS being conceived in his own home, promoting the group extensively in the media, and raising funds for it, Karl Rove claims that he is not helping to fund these groups. Despite this undeniable evidence of Mr. Rove’s extensive participation in the founding, financing and execution of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, Mr. Rove has gone further and accused the President of being misleading.
“These are serious accusations – accusations that we would think Mr. Rove would be willing to back up with incontrovertible evidence.
“So, our message to Mr. Rove is - Prove it. Disclose immediately a complete list of donors to American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, and the amount and date of their donations, for public scrutiny. If Mr. Rove has nothing to hide this shouldn’t be a problem.”