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Conservative Group Targets Rep. Costello

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WASHINGTON (AP) __ A conservative group linked with Republican strategist Karl Rove is launching an ad campaign targeting 10 vulnerable House Democrats up for re-election in 2012.

Crossroads GPS will run ads for the next two weeks targeting Reps. Jerry Costello of Illinois, Mike Ross of Arkansas, Jim Matheson of Utah, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Bill Owens and Tim Bishop of New York, Ben Chandler of Kentucky, Leonard Boswell of Iowa, and Lois Capps of California.

The ads target the lawmakers on tax and spending issues and begin running Monday. Crossroads is spending $1.4 million on the campaign.

Crossroads and an affiliated organization, American Crossroads, spent $38.6 million in 2010 against Democrats.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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