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Crossroads Ads to Target Chandler

Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler is among a dozen Democrats being targeted in a series of radio ads from the conservative-aligned Crossroads GPS organization. The ads criticize the representatives for voting against a Republican-backed bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, largely through major spending cuts. The spots also praise Republicans for supporting the legislation.The Washington Post has more on what the ads say about the next year for Chandler. The ads, which provide an early window into both parties' most vulnerable members heading into 2012, are the second major buy Crossroads has laid down this year. The early spending suggests that Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads plan on continuing their active presence in House and Senate elections -- not to mention the presidential race -- in 2012.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.