The two Crossroads groups may have struck out in the 2012 election, but the Karl Rove-advised super PAC and advocacy group are moving on to the next fight -- a lobbying campaign. Roll Call reports

Crossroads officials are gearing up for a lobbying and advertising campaign focused on budget, energy and health care issues, starting with the looming fiscal cliff that will trigger automatic tax increases and spending cuts if Congress doesn’t enact a deficit-reduction plan.

The group might also start getting involved in Republican primaries. "We've got to carefully examine, as we did after 2010, an after-action report looking at everything with fresh eyes and questioning and figuring out what worked and what didn't work,” Rove told The Washington Post.