Tuesday October 23, 2012 | 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the super PAC co-founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove, is spending another $330,000 on ads targeting Maine Senate candidate Angus King.

The latest ad -- the second by Crossroads GPS -- takes a similar line of attack against King as other ads, accusing the former governor and current race leader of raising taxes, slashing funding for schools and then supporting policies that helped his wind energy business. The King campaign has refuted such charges in the past.

Crossroads GPS has already spent $309,000 on ads in Maine's Senate race and the latest ad is part of the super PAC's largest push yet into Senate races.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads -- another super PAC founded by Rove -- planned to spend an additional $8 million this week on ads in Indiana, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia, Montana and Wisconsin.

More than $5.7 million has been spent by outside groups on ads in Maine's Senate race as of Tuesday, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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