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Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market
The Politico ^ | 3/19.2012 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 03/20/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT by Kazan

Rick Santorum’s campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source.

Romney’s campaign has spent $1,117,704 million in Illinois while the super PAC Restore Our Future has put in $2.556,353 million.

The Santorum campaign spent a comparatively modest $219,961 and the super PAC backing Santorum, the Red White and Blue Fund, put in $312,150.

The gulf was even more enormous in the crucial, expensive Chicago media market. There, Romney’s campaign spent $710,158 and his super PAC spent $1,367,125. The only pro-Santorum spending was $97,119 from the campaign, the same source said.

That amounts to a spending disparity of 21 to 1 in Romney’s favor.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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All the arguments that Santorum is losing ground in Illinois because he openly defends enforcing obscenity laws or isn't emphasizing the economic issues are nonsense. He is losing because he is being outspent 7-1.

Romney is literally buying the nomination.

1 posted on 03/20/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by Kazan
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To: Kazan

‘Romney is literally buying the nomination.’

Beat me to it...


2 posted on 03/20/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Kazan
This has been the standard we've seen in every major state--Florida, Ohio, Michigan, and now Illinois.

Yes, Romney is buying the nomination. And since he won't be able to outspend Obama, he's going to lose the election if he's the nominee--probably pretty badly.
3 posted on 03/20/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: Antoninus

If you were to look at a county by county election map, you’ll see that Romney is winning in Obama strongholds that that Romney can’t hope to win in the general election.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 9:47:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
If you were to look at a county by county election map, you’ll see that Romney is winning in Obama strongholds that that Romney can’t hope to win in the general election.

I've seen it. We're watching the leftist take-over of the Republican party happen right before our eyes.
5 posted on 03/20/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: Antoninus

The other bad news is that Romney has “tapped out” a lot of donors who can’t donate to him again during the general election.

And, Obama’s super PAC will have 4-8 times the money to spend than Romney’s super PAC, as Soros, Buffet, and other Dem billionares will donate lavishly to it.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 9:50:46 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Kazan

Chump change compared to what Romney and his Super Pacs spent attacking Newt.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 9:51:18 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Kazan

Has anyone ever looked into Romney’s super pacs and what they expect in return for their millions?


8 posted on 03/20/2012 9:52:17 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kazan; All


9 posted on 03/20/2012 9:52:53 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman
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10 posted on 03/20/2012 9:55:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kazan
That may be partly true, but Santorum, who makes such repeatedly stupid blunders like saying he does not care about the economy, (IN ILLINOIS!) at the brunt of it all, clearly illustrates the magnitude of how incredibly pathetic Santorum is.

Only a blind man could not plainly see why Santorum has no chance of winning.

11 posted on 03/20/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: cripplecreek

12 posted on 03/20/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kazan

Sounds like the usual fair fight considering Romney’s talents.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:15 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Kazan
Welcome to Newt's world. No crying now.
14 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s the delegates Toto......the Delegates....


15 posted on 03/20/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Antoninus

all that money being spent and the best he can buy is 40% of the GOP and half of them are voting out of fear of obama and the widely touted (Romeny) claim that only Romney can beat him

Romney could hang pork chops around his neck and still only get 35% of the dogs interested in following him

Yet the GOP persists in playing the “It’s his turn to try and fail” game

I am saying a little prayer today that the best man wins in the end


16 posted on 03/20/2012 10:01:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: McGruff

That’s right, Big Boys don’t cry, they figure things out!


17 posted on 03/20/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Antoninus

Without a doubt. He can beat Santorum but will be crushed by Obama. America is screwed. Prepare for 4 more years of Obama.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Kazan
This Illinois citizen couldn't get to the polls fast enough to vote for Santorum. We had one too many negative Romney push polls.

Voting is light. We were only number 30 and 31 at 9:30 am. The number is usually much higher at our precinct.

19 posted on 03/20/2012 10:09:42 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: McGruff

Very good response.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: cripplecreek

IMO, the entire nominating process has been an Operation Chaos run by Dems. And it doesn’t help that conservative commentators have been sending out mixed messages. It would certainly be more profitable for them for Obama to win. They can sell more books, doormats, etc. with four more years of targeting Obama. Same thing happened in ‘96 when Clinton got re-elected. I’m disgusted with the entire process.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Thunder90
The other bad news is that Romney has “tapped out” a lot of donors who can’t donate to him again during the general election.

And, Obama’s super PAC will have 4-8 times the money to spend than Romney’s super PAC, as Soros, Buffet, and other Dem billionares will donate lavishly to it.

You are wrong twice.

Primary donations don't diminish the amount you can donate in the general election.

If you really have a load of money, you can always set up a superpac.

obama's donations are way down and in the general election, the pubbie superpacs will out donate the RATs by at least 15%.

You don't seem to understand how much money is being bet on this coming election by business folks.

There is pent up demand for release of capital in a market that is ripe and all it needs is a better political climate {without a communist}.

This has nothing to do with patriotism, "It's just business, Sonny".


22 posted on 03/20/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Kazan

Santorum remains competitive even while spending one-seventh of the capital expensed by Romney. This election is all about the economy -- doing more with less. If you care about the economy, support the ones that know how to stretch a dollar. And that rules out Romney.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 11:08:42 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Kazan

Complaining about being outspent seems counterproductive. Part of running for office is being able to attract dollars just as much as votes, and the inability to raise funds is a reflection of a general lack of support for the candidate. If there were a ground swell of grass roots support for Santorum it should be reflected in his fundraising. The accusation shouldn’t be that Romney is buying the nomination but the question should be asked why can’t Santorum buy the nomination?


24 posted on 03/20/2012 11:15:01 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

25 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:27 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Kazan

A Hydra Is In The Mourning After Pill
OBMACARE is a 1.76 Trillion $ Hydra a 9 headed snake
which Can only be Destroyed By A Firebrand
by L.J .Keslin http://www.theusmat.com

Of the three GOP candidates remaining opposing Mitt Romney . Only one man had the courage to take on a what they call a third rail issue...Eugenics... and has had his character asassinated for it... He’s been pummeled from both sides called , a women hater ,, a religious nut, ..a one trick pony, Santorum spends an hour discussing oil and the economy then 10 seconds comenting about pornography but guess what MSM and Santorum detractors will talk about... certainly not ,what’s really in the 1.76 trillion dolllar wonder called Obamacare ,,...!; Population control.... and all that goes with it. Including cost, 1.76 trillion.

To pay off a trillion dollars at $1.00 a second would take 31,668 years. At a billion dollars a second only 10 years.4 months.. Not including interest.There is no way to “fix” Obamacare.. This is a Christmas gift that must be returned by someone determined to do so not just exchanged .
Two groups late in the last century led in Eugenic development. The Nazis and the Communists. Few know or remember how the Nazis began. First citing “health risk” “nicht rauchen” baning cigarette smoking, Then terminating Down Syndrome children, and then on to mentally defective children and adults,. then on to besides murdering opponents, races. All done to make the German Reich healthy and last a thousand years.

So you go to the MSM (Main Stream Media) the so called “gate keepers” for information about these things and you find closed gates .. The sorcerers in the media magically reduce a 2000 page Hydra , a Greek legendary nine headed venomous serpent that must be slain by a firebrand ,and morph it into the mourning after pill and a “womans health care issue.”
The “gatekeepers” never tell you that Obamacare bill creators and the Amish are exempt from being in Obamacare. The drafters are on record actually calling it population control and demanding Catholic bishops support it.* Their statements are out there .But not mentioned by the so called gate-keepers but by the AM the alternate media, meaning radio talk shows like Limbaugh’s and websites like Britebart’s Government . Places Obama wants to shut down and will once re-elected *Joel Pollak Britebart Government .

Women surrender their rights when they buy into this monstrosity . That is what’s in Obamacare which is deceptively titled “The Affordable Health Care Act” .Yet Obamacom tzars who hail from that foreign land, the deep swamp of Acadamica are all preaching the utopian wonders of Eugenics. Why it’s the final solution (remember him ?) population control. Which is part of the Obamacare package.
Let’s hope Santorum decides not to shy away from this issue miss characterized as only a social issued. It is both a social and financial issue $ 1.75 trillion is in no way a minor expenditure. Population control affects US from the cradle to the grave. .but Santorum can not speakout and act against this despicable movement ? Particularly when that is being shoved on religious groups by the Demo-Coms . Especially when they are ignoring constitutional rights...

Recently private job creation projects rejection by the socialists controlling new demo-com party should send a signal to the Republican bleeding heart establishment . “Bi-partisanship” doesn’t exist with the socialists who have taken over the democrat party and to the GOP leading presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Mr Romney should start realizing Obama is a “socialist”.. Everyone including the monthly liberal magazine Newsweek knows he is but Mr Romney just can’t seem to get around to saying it . Preventing an iron mine in Wisconsin for a desperate area in need of jobs or preventing the Keystone pipeline transfering oil from Canada to American refineries decisions which would have provided employment to thousands and reduced gas prices. was not on the new demo-com agenda.which has taken over. Common good is not their concern but their welfare is..


26 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: McGruff
Welcome to Newt's world. No crying now.

I think Rick would have gotten a lot more out of Sheldon Adelson's millions.

27 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan
“Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market,”

Santorum has been outspent by Romney by over 10 to 1 in almost every primary. The MSM portray him as a religious nut who wants to hurt women. The remarkable thing is that he is doing as well as he is.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by detective
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To: AtlasStalled
. If there were a ground swell of grass roots support for Santorum it should be reflected in his fundraising.

He has raised more than Romney from the grassroots.

Romney is almost exclusively being bankrolled by big-money donors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/us/politics/romney-lags-in-gop-grass-roots-fund-raising.html?pagewanted=all

A spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Mr. Romney raised $11 million in February, bringing his total for the cycle to $77 million, much more than any other Republican in the race. But relatively little of it has come from small checks. Through the end of January, Mr. Romney raised about $6.4 million in unitemized contributions of under $200, just 10 percent of the money he had raised.

29 posted on 03/20/2012 11:39:14 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: McGruff
“Welcome to Newt's world. No crying now.”

The difference is that when Newt got hit with negative ads he folded like a cheap suit. Santorum has toughed it out. He has come close and won in several primaries where he has been massively outspent.

30 posted on 03/20/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by detective
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To: AtlasStalled
If there were a ground swell of grass roots support for Santorum it should be reflected in his fund raising.

And it is. Santorum's donations are overwhelmingly from small dollar donors while Romney is just the opposite. It was reported recently in the WSJ that Romney has tapped out his donor base for his personal campaign because most of his donors hit the $2500 ceiling. I also don't think it's counterproductive to remind people that you're being badly outspent either. It lends credibility to the strength of your message that you still pull a significant number of votes in spite the money advantages of the opponent.

31 posted on 03/20/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Kazan

Greetings Kazan:

Not certain this scorched earth negative advertising campaign in the Chicago market was a brilliant move for Myth. After ten hours, only four GOP ballots requested in this C(r)ook County precinct. We’re at ballot certificate twenty.

Cheers,
OLA


32 posted on 03/20/2012 1:54:33 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

LOL! Would that be 20 votes for Mittens? At about 100,000 per vote?


33 posted on 03/20/2012 3:55:38 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: OriginalChristian
"‘Romney is literally buying the nomination.’

Silky Romney should be wearing a big sponsor's logo on his sleeve, because I believe the church in SLC is sponsoring his run.

34 posted on 03/20/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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