The national campaign powerhouse Crossroads GPS announced Wednesday it has raised more than $2 million so far in contributions and firm pledges this year as it builds a new advocacy fund in North Carolina.
The nonprofit organization says it has been contacting investors in states that it has identified as politically competitive in the upcoming years. In 2014, it reported investing $10.6 million in North Carolina, which it considers a top priority to focus attention on national issues.
Crossroads GPS is associated with American Crossroads, the super PAC former White House strategist Karl Rove founded.
“North Carolina is a bellwether center-right state where we’ve had excellent results urging grassroots action against Obamacare, taxes and the national debt,” Steven Law, president of Crossroads GPS, said in a statement. “A majority of North Carolinians want a break from the big-government policies of the current Administration, and this early funding enables us to start identifying and communicating with them.”