Dallas' Simmons, Rowling, Rees-Jones back ROVE-led effort against Reid, others...........
The article opens with: "Dallas oilman Trevor Rees-Jones may not know Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but he's betting one million dollars that he can make the Nevada Democrat's political life more difficult these days.
"Rees-Jones is helping bankroll a group spearheaded by KARL ROVE and funded largely by Texans to air TV spots attacking Reid and other Democrats.
" Virginia-based American Crossroads has raised $4.7 million - two thirds of it from Texas - for a national effort. Dallas billionaires are providing much of the money.
"Rees Jones, president and CEO of privately held Chief Oil and Gas, and investorsHarold Simmons and Robert Rowling have given $1 million dollars each. Of 29 donors to American Crossroads, 20 are from the Lone Star State.
"So far the effort has been aimed at unseating Reid in Nevade and defeating Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate nominee in Pennsylvania, with TV ads in their home states. Both face stiff Republican challenges."
Further, it intends to
Back to the quote, "Contributions by American Crossroads are public. But a reported reluctance by some doners to be identified has proposed the creation of another organization, American Crossroads
The American Crossroads
The primise behind the "secret donor" supposedly is to keep the affiliation of some of the organizors silent - at the top of the list (according to some secret operatives) is KARL ROVE.