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Super PACs, Politicians Intermingle In The Face Of FEC Rules

FILE- In this June 1, 2011, file photo, GOP strategist Karl Rove arrives at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver , where he addre
FILE- In this June 1, 2011, file photo, GOP strategist Karl Rove arrives at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver , where he addressed Republicans at a fund raising luncheon. American Crossroads, the Republican "super" political committee that plans to play a major role in this year's presidential campaign, raised more than $51 million along with its nonprofit arm last year, The Associated Press has learned. The figures from Crossroads, the group backed by former George W. Bush adviser Rove, were among the first financial reports being made public Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, the deadline for super PACs and presidential candidates to file financial reports with federal election officials. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: Karl Rove.

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