A Web Of GOP Influence

These groups style themselves as independent, grass-roots organizations, though they are tightly interconnected. The network is behind a slew of campaign ads this fall.


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This is a diagram showing the connections between various people and organizations in the 2010 election cycle, including: Carl Forti, Michael Dubke, B. Wayne Hughes, Steven Law, Bob Perry, Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Mike Duncan, John Boehner, American Action Network, American Action Forum, Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Job Security, Black Rock Group, Crossroads Media and 60 Plus Association.


- Campaign activity numbers are as of early October.
- Correction: A previous version of this graphic mistakenly said Carl Forti sits on the board of the American Action Network.



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