Haley Barbour joins super PACs linked to Karl Rove

Two conservative political action committees founded in part by Karl Rove are getting some major fundraising help heading into the 2012 election.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former lobbyist who is considered one of the Republican Party’s most skilled fundraisers, has signed up to raise cash for American Crossroads and its sister group, Crossroads GPS.

The two so-called super PACs announced Thursday they have doubled their joint fundraising goal for next year’s election, moving it from $120 million to at least $240 million.

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