Huffpost Politics
Ryan Grim Headshot

Karl Rove Attacking Elizabeth Warren (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

A Karl Rove-backed group has made the first major ad buy in the Massachusetts Senate contest between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown, according to state Democratic sources. Few details are available on the buy, and Rove didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The ad, said the sources, is an attack on Warren (watch it above).

The Warren campaign is already raising money off the news of Rove's ad buy. "A few minutes ago, we learned that Crossroads GPS, the group of right-wing billionaires fronted by Karl Rove, is about to launch a wave of attack ads in Massachusetts as soon as tomorrow. They just bought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of TV time, and you know they'll have the money to stay on the air," reads an email the campaign sent to supporters. "We will not -- and cannot -- allow attacks from Scott Brown and his allies to go unanswered. We need your help to fight back. Help us answer the attacks Karl Rove is about to launch in Massachusetts by making a $5 contribution now."

Below, the email from the Warren campaign:

Hello, I'm Mindy Myers, Elizabeth Warren's campaign manager -- and I'm writing you with an urgent update tonight.

A few minutes ago, we learned that Crossroads GPS, the group of right-wing billionaires fronted by Karl Rove, is about to launch a wave of attack ads in Massachusetts as soon as tomorrow. They just bought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of TV time, and you know they'll have the money to stay on the air.

We will not -- and cannot -- allow attacks from Scott Brown and his allies to go unanswered. We need your help to fight back.

Will you help us answer the attacks Karl Rove is about to launch in Massachusetts by making another contribution of $25 or more right now?

We're running an aggressive grassroots campaign organizing thousands of Massachusetts volunteers in meetings all across the state. But with almost a year until Election Day, the name-calling and vicious attacks against Elizabeth are already starting.

We don't know what the attacks are yet, or exactly how big they'll be. But we do know we're going to need your help, starting tonight, to fight back and set the record straight -- by telling your friends the truth about Elizabeth, by encouraging more people to stand with us, and by helping us get Elizabeth's message out to the people of Massachusetts.

Hasn't Karl Rove done enough damage to our country already?

Thanks for standing with us,

Mindy Myers
Campaign Manager
Elizabeth for MA

HuffPost readers: If you see it or any other Warren-Brown ad on TV, copy and send it to offthebus@huffingtonpost.com.

UPDATE: The ad's now on YouTube. View it above.

Around the Web

Elizabeth Warren: US Business 'Rigged To Work For The Big Guys'

Ron Paul Calls Elizabeth Warren a “Socialist,” Says Government Goes Too Far

Warren Fends Off Heckler, Moves Forward In Her Campaign

Warren hires veteran political operative as Senate campaign manager

Karl Rove-Backed Group To Launch Attacks On Elizabeth Warren

  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results