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Pro-Romney 'super PAC' nears $40 million spent against Santorum, Newt
LA Times ^ | 032912 | Kim Geiger and Maloy Moore

Posted on 03/29/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by Fred

If attracting the attention – and the dollars – of the "super PAC" backing Mitt Romney is any indication of clout in the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Santorum notched a new distinction this week as he became the candidate who had suffered the largest barrage of negative spending by the PAC.

As this interactive graphic shows, the pro-Romney “Restore Our Future” super PAC has been the powerhouse in the presidential race, spending more than $39 million since early December to oppose Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich had been the key target in December and January, but that trend shifted suddenly in early February as Gingrich failed to build on his win in South Carolina and Santorum started picking up victories.

As of this week, Restore Our Future has now spent more than $20 million to oppose Santorum, compared with $18.7 million to oppose Gingrich.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; obama; romney; santorum

1 posted on 03/29/2012 8:55:10 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

And that isn’t even counting the UNregistered Superpac = Fox News.

If we tried to quantify the years worth of polling that was supposed to demonstrate how Obama fared against the Republican candidate, the defacto Republican candidate which was almost always Romney

plus all of the incessant Romney pimping among most of their paid pundits

plus all of the omission of material facts that would have ENDED his campaign like lying for the past year about supposedly NOT supporting the mandate at the federal level

You can probably add another 40 million dollars to the tally.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:05:27 PM PDT by publius321
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To: publius321

So what did his money buy him?

He hasn’t gained much from conservatives and he already has the moderates and Rino’s.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:15:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Fred
What a undeserving man to be near the White House.

Newt has a big heart to even speak nice about Romney.

I would be more sore but shows why Newt is above Romney.

4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:21:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Fred; caww; conservativejoy; Sarah Barracuda; Marguerite; Cincinatus' Wife; ...

Let’s hear it for “party unity” around the miscreant Romney who made this primary into a national disgrace by ripping his rivals to shreds with vicious lies and smears, because, like obama, Romney can’t run on his record either.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 10:26:00 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Christie at the beach

GO NEWT!

See ya in Tampa Romney.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 10:27:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Can you imagine Romney talking about SS reform off the top of his head...


7 posted on 03/29/2012 10:28:10 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

No. He stutters and stammers. He needs a teleprompter too.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 10:32:55 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

He can only speak about conservative policies in broad terms because it doesn’t come naturally to him.....when he gets into details he’s kind of lost.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 10:35:59 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Exactly so. Those policies were written by others for him and he will need a teleprompter to articulate them, if he's called upon to give a serious speech.

He would fall flat on his face in a serious Q & A, which is why he stays away from the media. Again, he's just like Obama, but the press is not on his side.

10 posted on 03/29/2012 10:41:22 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Fred

Well, there goes the theory that Santorum would have been destroyed like Gingrich if Romney devoted the same amount of effort to attacking him. Romney’s PAC has spent more attacking Santorum, but Santorum has done incredibly well with as little funds, staff, and media support as he has gotten. Romney has the best shot at winning, but Romney has been running for President for the past 6 years and dumped loads of money, and he still has not been able to get the conservative base. He’s been able to get moderates and unenthusiastic conservatives who think he has the best shot at beating Obama. Romney doesn’t run on his merits; he runs on attack ads. While they seem to work with a section of our populace, what will happen when the tables are turned? He’s going to get a big dose of his own medicine when a well funded, organized Obama faces him.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 10:58:05 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Lazlo in PA; Antoninus

Santorum Ping!


12 posted on 03/29/2012 10:59:35 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Fred

Watch this stupid Pac of Romney be out of money for the fall and to not have enough to counter Obama. The GOP seems to not want to win the election this fall.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 12:07:21 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: onyx

Nailed it.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 12:11:08 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: onyx

Brokered convention is the only chance left so I’m all for it. Might as well bitch to the GOP-E and get them angry. I would love a Delaware style showdown, where a guy ran out of the room when he couldn’t stand the heat of the questions about why they left Christine O’Donnell lost the general election for senate. If I recall right the guy admitted he hated her and fled the room angry and left building.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 12:11:40 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: onyx

Correction: I meant let not left and lose instead of lost.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 12:14:34 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: publius321

This may be the way to break the GOP apart: from within, by the liberals.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 12:55:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Fred

By his poisonous attacks on the other Republican competitors, Rmoney (which R stands for ‘repellent’) forfeited any right to represent the conservatism in America.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 5:06:23 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: onyx
"He stutters and stammers. He needs a teleprompter too"

He has been already using one.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Fred

If the Supreme Court dumps Obama”care,” then the Republicans must be ready to dump Obama”care” also.

To Replace or modify Obama”care” would result in The Republican Party ceasing to represent the 66 % of Americans that for years have opposed Obama”care.”

The overwhelming endorsements by the RNC-E of Romney, the Godfather of Obama”care,” is a very convincing indication that the RNC will betray the voters and Replace Obama”care.”

Replace Obama”care” and the voters will replace the Republican Party.

The era of the “Big Tent” will be over.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 5:24:48 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: onyx; Marguerite; caww; true believer forever; b9

The bulk of the Super Pac ads went after Newt. The ads were relentless and hit the airwaves 24/7. Santorum was rarely attacked in the beginning..the goal was to take out Newt.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 5:52:50 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: Fred; caww
Supreme Court made a huge mistake ruling in favor of super pacs.

I will never forgive the lies and smears run against Newt in Iowa. Thought there was 10 million in negative ads in Iowa alone and 25 million in Fla. Toss in the other states inbetween and it is amazing Newt is still in the race.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 5:59:17 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: katiedidit1

Spot on! newt Gingrich was the only serious rival and he had to be taken out first, which permitted the accidental candidate to rise.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Marguerite

LOLOLOL. He’s already using a teleprompter!
Pathetic!


24 posted on 03/30/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Mozilla

The GOP-E can go to he//.
Bloody floor fight.
Let’s have it.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
As far as I am concerned...neither Romney or Santorum are worthy enough to shine Newt's shoes. Reading Newt's solutions, knowing his record..the man is a true mover and shaker. Too bad the voters are so uninformed and hung up on the Pelosi picture which is absurd.

I do believe we will be stuck with Romney vs. Obama and I am so discouraged regarding the future of our country.

26 posted on 03/30/2012 11:40:58 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: katiedidit1

I’m right there with you.

Newt Gingrich all the way and Rush Limbaugh played games right before Florida: “my brother David likes Santorum.”

Thanks a lot, Rush. Your brother doesn’t vote in Florida, but you do.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

All those morons in Washington DC, who are “endorsing” Romney in droves, will be held co-responsible in his November shameful defeat and in the death of the GOP.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 1:45:25 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: katiedidit1
..the goal was to take out Newt.

Oh yes, and it cost more than a bundle to do that and still he stands! Speaks volumes....the man knows when he is right and he is right that neither of the other candidates can do what he wants to, and can, for this nation.

In their eyes now Newt's the wild card because they haven't a clue what he will do next...all they know is they may have taken him down but he is in no wise out and made this very clear. Eyes are focused now on convention and the media and Republican Elites and Obama do not want this to go to convention.....we'll be seeing the scumbags working hard to prevent this...if left to Obama alone we'll be seeing a national emergency about that time.

29 posted on 03/30/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

caww, it is amazing who has joined the republican elites ..isn’t it a real eye opener? always said that I was glad to be with Sowell, Ollie North, Norris, Art Laffer, McFarland, Perry and Todd and Sarah Palin and YOU too...true American patriots are Newt supporters.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 7:43:00 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
it is amazing who has joined the republican elites ..isn’t it a real eye opener?

It's worse than an eye opener....it's more like they're living in the matrix!!! Truly!...and we're trying to get them to face reality.

Between the voters who call themselves moderates, which in reality they haven't a clue what the game is about let alone the candidates, to the candidates who get sucker punched by every bit of bait the democrates put out there and wonder what happened after the fact....I'm of course refering to Santorum on that note...at any rate this is about the most insane primary I've ever seen and it's all because the media is being pimped out by the enemies of this country, and I fully believe that.

31 posted on 03/30/2012 7:58:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: onyx
The GOP-E can go to he//. Bloody floor fight. Let’s have it.

Here, hear!!!!

32 posted on 03/30/2012 8:00:54 PM PDT by caww
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