Crossroads GPS-One Nation

One Nation

GOP group launches ad blitz attacking single-payer health care ahead of first Democratic debates McClatchyDC BY ALEX ROARTY JUNE 20, 2019 “One Nation, a non-profit political advocacy group, will make an initial $4 million investment in the campaign, which is slated to begin Friday and will air heavily around next week’s first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami. The group’s first ad emphasizes what is says are long wait times experienced by patients in other countries with socialized medicine, a problem it says is exacerbated because private insurance is made illegal.”

Rove’s ‘new’ group isn’t new, and that could be the point Open Secrets By May 26, 2015 “One Nation was, until recently, Alliance for America’s Future, [2010] a five-year-old 501(c)(4) social welfare organization formed by the GOP consultants that made up the “BK” in BKM Strategies — Barry Bennett and Kara Ahern, respectively. Mary Cheney was the “M” in the firm, and the Alliance for America’s Future had other ties to the Cheney network. But the group hasn’t made independent expenditures since the 2010 cycle, when it spent more than $700,000; it also spent heavily that cycle for ads promoting Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval.While Crossroads GPS has been waiting for the IRS to approve its application for exempt status since Miley Cyrus was Hannah Montana, Alliance for America’s Future — which is represented by the same law firm and applied for an exemption the same month as GPS — was given the IRS seal of approval within weeks, in July 2010. Now, by taking the reins at Alliance for America’s Future, the folks at Crossroads are at the controls of a group that comes pre-packaged with an IRS exemption. And there’s already a link between the organizations: Crossroads helped fund the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee in 2010, a year when the governors’ group provided more than half the money spent by the Alliance for America’s Future — which Nevada courts found out when they forced AAF to disclose three years later.”

One Nation Website: “Chairman Bobby R. Burchfield is a partner at King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office.  In 1992, Burchfield was General Counsel to President George H.W. Bush’s re-election campaign.  He argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Republican National Committee and other political parties in their challenge to the McCain-Feingold status in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, 124 S. Ct. 619 (2003).

Steven Law President Law served as chief legal officer and general counsel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his stint at the U.S. Chamber, Law was deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor under President George W. Bush. On Capitol Hill, Law served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for both the 1998 and 2000 election cycles. Law was the manager of Senator Mitch McConnell’s first reelection campaign in 1990, and served as McConnell’s chief of staff from 1991 to 1997.”

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