Governor Haley Barbour to Join Crossroads Fundraising Effort; Groups Double 2012 Fundraising Goal

American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) double fundraising goal.

 WASHINGTON – Today, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS announced that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will join Karl Rove in helping the groups raise funds through 2012.  Governor Barbour, who previously served as chairman of the Republican National Committee and the Republican Governors Association, will serve in a volunteer capacity with the organization.

The two groups also announced they would more than double their previous combined fundraising goal for 2012.  The two groups had previously announced a collective fundraising goal of $120 million by the end of 2012, with $20 million to come in this year.  A week ago, the groups announced they had already exceeded this year’s goal, raising more than $24.5 million to date.

“Both Governor Barbour and Karl Rove are prodigious fundraisers and brilliant strategists, and we are honored to have them both engaged with us,” said Steven Law, who serves as president of the two Crossroads groups. “We are reaching high in our fundraising goals because we believe this is going to be a destiny-shaping election for our country.”

American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS were founded in April and June of 2010, respectively, and raised $71 million over the course of 2010 in both political and issue advocacy efforts.

American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future in the years ahead.

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