Skip to comments.96% of Negative Super PAC Spending Since Iowa Has Targeted Gingrich
Posted on 01/10/2012 4:07:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Nearly all negative spending by super PACs in the presidential campaign over the past week has gone toward opposing Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who trailed badly in polls leading up to todays New Hampshire primary, according to a WSJ analysis of expenditures reported to the Federal Election Commission.
In total, anti-Gingrich super PAC Restore Our Future disclosed $89,962 in expenditures opposing Mr. Gingrichs candidacy since the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa, where he came in fourth. Thats 96% of all negative spending in the past week by super PACs, the newest and most controversial form of political action committee, which can raise unlimited sums of money but arent permitted to coordinate with the campaigns.
Heres how negative spending by super PACs looked over the past week, according to our analysis of expenditures submitted to FEC:
Negative Super PAC Spending Since Iowa Caucus
Newt Gingrich $89,961.75 Mitt Romney $1,548.41 Rick Santorum $1,276.23 Ron Paul $1,121.73
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Mitt had since his defeat to Ted Kennedy in 1994 to find credible solutions to all negative attacks upon Bain Capital while Mitt was there, and, if Mitt can’t, successfully, resolve this by now, then he’s pathetic! Mitt has been running for POTUS, ever since ‘05, and the fact that he only gets a sliver of pro-conservative voters support, now, should be enough of a message for Mitt to stop running. But, Mitt continues to get the majority of support and votes from leftists, moderates, GOP Elitists, and RINO Republicans, combined.
When they reported Romney as the winner in New Hampshire, it appeared that Megyn Kelly actually had an orgasm right there on television. LOL!
Sure, and the Mormon church owns many radio stations, talk shows, and apparently TV channels as well! No cultist Mormon should ever reside in our white House! Romney comes up with a bald faced lie every time he opens his mouth!
Yes he did, and I hope like hell he realizes his egregious error before tomorrow's show, and lays out an enormous mea culpa.
He's always stressed that he doesn't endorse candidates in the primary, but by going off on Newt like he did, he's effectively given Mitt his de facto endorsement in the eyes of many.
It makes me want to scream bloody murder.
Prefer a Mormon to anyone who pledges loyalty to a senile German monarch who lives in Rome, IMHO.
... sigh ... I can't dispute that, and it makes me sick to my stomach.
There are stalwarts on our side, but sadly, there doesn't appear to be enough to get the job done. This is how we lose America.
Truth to be told, I have never cared for Rush Limbaugh.
Which was completely lost in the rest of his bombastic rant against Gingrich. It's all my friends are talking about on Facebook.
What about when Rush goes out of his way to elevate Romney, just because Romney fakes a defense of the free market.
Maybe Rush needs to lose his audience.
Great... Just great.
Makes me want to pound my head on the desk.
The attacks on Newt by Shep Smith and Jonathan Hunt today have been vicious. They focused on all the negative big spending by his PAC yet completely ignored Romney's PAC attacks on Newt that cost Newt Iowa. "News Anchor" Shep sounded like an unhinged O'Reilly, editorializing like a freshman journalism major.
Word has come down to the talking heads from On High: eliminate Newt with extreme prejudice.
You're only partially right about that. If Rush was simply an "entertainer", he wouldn't have had nearly the success he has over the last couple of decades, and he wouldn't be under near-constant attack from the left.
It's not a stretch to say that he is the voice of conservatism in the modern age. The fact that he tries to make his show 'entertaining' is an added bonus, nothing more.
That said, he royally screwed the pooch today, and I am utterly disappointed in him.
I was disappointed to hear Rush going after Newt today. Rush was a big Perry guy but now I guess he’s thinking Mitt will win so go for it.
Rush lost me as a listener today. I am sure he doesn’t care, but I did think he cared about the country. I won’t be fooled again.
The sooner Smith gets “bitch slapped” the better.
Mark Levin mentioned all these ads against Newt about 1 hr. and 35 mins into tonights radio show and asked “What are they afraid of?”
I won’t either.
To each his own. Your cup of tea is whatever it is.
Simply look at your reaction to Newt Gingrich after watching one of the many debates, when you saw and heard him directly, UNFILTERED by some third party. You undoubtedly thought that he was good ...VERY good, and that he “won” the debate.
Ask yourself how he could possibly have suddenly become Satan Personified and Enemy of All That Is Good About America.
Either he’s the greatest actor since Marlon Brando OR we are witnessing the most comprehensive character assassination ever, by extremely powerful forces in unholy alliance.
I have been saying all along that all the Republican candidates are good. I still believe that, but I now believe that ONLY Newt Gingrich can lead us to a Great American Restoration.
Mark Levin said Romney just won the Independents in NH tonight. NOT THE REPUBLICANS.
Romney to put 3.6 mil into Florida ad buys per the local news here in Orlando.
No, they want him to just stand and be their sparing partner, let us steal your lunch money and your not going to say anything. Well he is kicking the bullies now and they simply don't like it, he was supposed to be the nice little Newt. GOoooooo NEWT.
This election is not over, not by a long shot. 2 STATES, rofl, hahahahahaha, ROFL.
The most influential endorsement so far, to me, is Todd Palin’s.
Will Todd show up in SC? I think so! Sarah has to keep her power dry just in case Newt doesn’t do well. If he is a close second or a wins SC I see Sarah showing up in Florida.
This is a good video clip of Newt on The Fox Report. For some reason the video doesn’t match the text. But I love how Newt starts this interview out. Tell me that isn’t Reaganesque and doesn’t go totally against the smear stereotypes the Romneybots in the media want to paint Newt as...
Nope, sending another donation tomorrow. Rush does not think for me.
“Maybe Rush needs to lose his audience”
You are so upset you sound a little hysterical about it. Unfortunately Gingrich and the others are running to Mitts left. Strategically that spells doom for Newt - he is done.
Please be right.
The relevant point is this: Rush’s talent is not what most of us have always thought.
Rush grew his audience based on the fact that they believed he had the unique ability to say what they were already thinking, and to put it in simple, understandable terms. And to figure out some political puzzles that nobody else could.
But Rush’s support for Romney confirms what I have been speculating for the past four years: that his true talent lies in the ability to fool his audience into thinking he cares about conservatism.