Karl Rove jokes on Todd Akin: ‘If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!’

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“On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at The Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to about 70 of the Republican party’s highest-earning and most powerful donors, reports Sheelah Kolhatkar of Bloomberg. “… Rove explained to an audience dotted with hedge fund billionaires … how his super PAC, American Crossroads, will persuade undecided voters in crucial swing states to vote against Barack Obama. He also detailed plans for Senate and House races, and joked, ‘We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!’ …

“American Crossroads’ total budget, Rove said, was $300 million, with $200 million of it for the presidential race, $70 million for the Senate, and $32 million for the house. … CEO [Steven] Law said that … Crossroads is two thirds of the way toward reaching its $300 million goal. … With advertising rates going up, and the necessity of ‘dealing with the gender gap issue,’ they could easily spend more than $300 million.”

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