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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $97.7 Million

That’s how much outside groups spent in the final week of the Nov. 6 election campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The big late spenders included American Crossroads ($23 million), a super-political action committee founded with help from...

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Karl Rove at the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove at the Republican National Convention.

Karl Rove Watch: From Suicidal to `Merely Despondent’

Karl Rove is back on the rubber-chicken circuit — or in this case, we presume, the charred beef path — speaking in Wichita Wednesday night at the Kansas Livestock Association’s annual convention. And for those concerned about his state of mind following...

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Karl Rove before the start of the second day of the Republican National Convention.

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Karl Rove before the start of the second day of the Republican National Convention.

Crossroads GPS to FEC: `Misstatement of Law’ on Disclosure

Crossroads GPS, the Republican non-profit group that spent more than $70 million in the 2012 election to directly advocate the election or defeat of federal candidates, has again said the Federal Election Commission made a “misstatement of law” when the agency...

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GOP strategist and American Crossroads backer Karl Rove. Photograph by Northwest Florida Daily/AP Photo

GOP strategist and American Crossroads backer Karl Rove. Photograph by Northwest Florida Daily/AP Photo

Down to the Crossroads: $5 Million — Final Wager in Six-for-22 Series

American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS dumped more than $5 million into ads attacking President Barack Obama in the three days before the election. The two groups tied to Karl Rove reported the last-gasp spending to the Federal Election Commission today...

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

Rove Piling-On Continues As He Rings Donors Today

If Election Day was bad for Karl Rove, the days after may be even worse. News organizations, including Bloomberg, have labeled Rove one of the biggest losers of the 2012 elections. He bragged about raising more than $300 million for...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration  on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Rove’s Bad Night: Sherrod Brown

It was a bad night for Karl Rove. That’s the assessment this morning of  Sen.  Sherrod Brown of Ohio after yesterday’s election results. First, Brown survived what he said was $40 million spent against him in his race with Republican...

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Political consultant Karl Rove, left, speaks with Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, at the Republican National Convention.

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Political consultant Karl Rove, left, speaks with Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, at the Republican National Convention.

Crossroads, Chamber Lose in 2012

The big losers in 2012 include Karl Rove and Scott Reed. American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, founded with the help of Rove, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, whose voter-education and political operation was led by Scott Reed, were among the...

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

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The debate between presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is seen on a television in a Korean restaurant on Oct. 22, 2012 in Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,014,484

That’s how many times television ads from President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and other groups involved in the Nov. 6 election have aired during the general election campaign, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG. The totals include spots that...

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