American Crossroads announced this week that it will be involved in primaries, actively trying to choose Republican candidates it considers more electable. The conservative group has already made a small ad buy in a big race -- the potential entry of actress Ashley Judd in the Kentucky senate race against Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"If she's really interested in getting into this race and joining the NFL, she's going to get some knocks," says Jonathan Collegio, communications director of American Crossroads. "This is just kind of a first taste of that."
Beyond the attacks on Judd, the move into primary races by the Karl Rove superPAC is a signal that the group believes the Washington establishment is better at picking candidates, in some cases, than primary voters.
"Somewhere between four to seven U.S. Senate seats were lost over the last two election cycles, not because of the messages that the Republican party had," says Collegio, "but because of theRead More »from American Crossroads on Ashley Judd: If you join the NFL, expect some knocks