…$1 billion on November’s elections right in the sack and now Democrats followers are wearing diapers unable to stop gastrointestinal upsettiness. They can’t match Koch brothers. They fear that the end for the 2012 Obama’s era is near and he will be replaced by the GOP insatiable voracious mouth of the Super PACs and outside groups…
“Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.
That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections – twice what they had been expected to commit.
Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.
Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, proved its potency by spending nearly $50 million in the primaries. Now able to entice big donors with a neck-and-neck general election, the group is likely to meet its new goal of spending $100 million more.
And American Crossroads and the affiliated Crossroads GPS, the groups that Rove and Ed Gillespie helped conceive and raise cash for, are expected to ante up $300 million, giving the two-year-old organization one of the election’s loudest voices.
Democrats have been raising the alarm about outside spending for some time and clearly have reason to be afraid. It’s anyone’s guess how heavily all that money will influence the election: these groups are not all equally effective or equally committed to the same set of message points. It’s also striking that these groups will likely outspend Mitt Romney and play an outsized role in setting the GOP’s 2012 message as a whole. In any case, if you had to have all that outside cash with you or against you, it’s an easy choice.”