GOP Super PACs and related groups are planning to spend $1 billion between now and November to fight for the White House and Congress.* That’s not including Mitt’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, which expect to throw another $800 million into the pot.
Groups related to our friends the Koch Brothers, like Americans for Prosperity, had planned to spend $200 million, but, what the heck, they’ve decided to increase it to $400 million. That money will be spent convincing Americans to vote against their own economic interests and for the interests of billionaires instead. If you’re a middle class American, things do not go better with Koch.
Karl Rove’s groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS are expected to spend $300 million. Now he’s an Evil Genius with overflowing coffers, definitely a dangerous combination.
Where does this leave President Obama and the Dems? Outspent by two to one.
* “GOP groups plan $1 billion blitz,” Mike Allen and Jim VanderHei, Politico