Zero ... that is ... nada, bupkis, zilch, squat ... Rove/American Crossroads candidates won an election ... (The group did, on the other hand, help to elect Deb Fischer in Nebraska and Dean Heller in Nevada)
Apparently, a conference is to be held where super-donors to Karl Rove will demand an accounting as to where their money went ....
Karl Rove's election nightmare ~ Super PAC's spending was nearly for naught
Karl Rove was the political genius of the George W. Bush era -- the architect of the last Republican president's two electoral victories.
But this week, he may have had the worst election night of anybody in American politics.
Not only did Rove insist on Fox News that Ohio was still winnable for Republican challenger Mitt Romney after all the TV networks had called it for President Barack Obama ... causing anchor Megyn Kelly to march down to the Fox "decision desk" mavens, who assured her on air that they were "99.9 percent" confident in their call ... but his trailblazing "independent" super PAC operation was virtually shut out on election night.
The super donors didn't get much for their money.
Six of the eight GOP Senate candidates that American Crossroads spent money to try to elect – Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, George Allen in Virginia, Josh Mandel in Ohio, Richard Mourdock in Indiana, Denny Rehberg in Montana and Todd Akin in Missouri – lost their races, along with Romney.
A study Wednesday by the Sunlight Foundation, which tracks political spending, concluded that Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, had a success rate of just 1 percent on $103 million in attack ads -- one of the lowest "returns on investment" (ROIs) of any outside spending group in this year's elections.
American Crossroads spent heavily, not just on Romney, but on attack ads on behalf of GOP Senate candidates in eight states -- thanks to mega contributions from conservative donors like metals magnate Harold Simmons ($19.5 million), Texas homebuilder Bob Perry ($7.5 million) and Omni hotel chief Robert Rowling ($5 million.)
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