A couple observations regarding Karl Rove's Super-PAC putting over $500k in to an Indiana ad buy for the Indiana Senate race. First, if there is nothing for the Republicans to worry about, then why such a big early buy? Secondly, if there is nothing for the Republicans to worry about, why the big early buy? Anyone find it odd the Mourdock people haven't put out any numbers yet?
American Crossroads GPS is poised to go on the air in Indiana with approximately half a million dollars in television ads, buying two weeks of airtime in a state that’s home to a competitive 2012 Senate race, two media-tracking sources tell me.
A Crossroads spokesman declined to comment on or confirm the buys. In theory, the ads could focus on either the Senate race or the presidential campaign.
The betting odds, however, would tend to lean in the direction of the Senate race, since Indiana has not been included in any of the Crossroads presidential ad reservations so far. Republican state Treasurer Richard Mourdock – who defeated Sen. Dick Lugar in the GOP primary – is facing off against Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in a contest that polls have shown to be close, at least at this early stage.
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