The Karl Rove-backed group, Crossroads GPS, has a new wave of ads attacking Democrats in key 2012 Senate races — including a particularly tough one against Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts.
The group’s press release says the total buy for the ads — running in Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska and Virginia — add up to $4.4 million. And as the Boston Globe reports, the Massachusetts buy alone is $596,000.
The anti-Warren ad takes up the state GOP’s running theme of tying her in an unseemly fashion to the Occupy Wall Street protests. As this new Crossroads ad puts it, Warren is a nefarious college professor and intellectual, too!
“Fourteen million Americans out of work. But instead of focusing on jobs, Elizabeth Warren sides with extreme left protests at Occupy Wall Street,” the announcer says — with the on-screen text calling her “Professor Elizabeth Warren,” in a split-screen with the protesters.
“Protesters attack police, do drugs, and trash public parks. They support radical redistribution of wealth, and violence. But Warren boasts, ‘I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do’; ‘I support what they do.’ Intellectual foundation for what? We need jobs — not intellectual theories and radical protests.”
Also, here is the Crossroads ad in Missouri:
And in Virginia:
The ad for Nebraska is not yet up on the Crossroads YouTube account, but their press release says it will be available later on Thursday.