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96% of Negative Super PAC Spending Since Iowa Has Targeted Gingrich
WSJ - blog ^ | Jan 10, 2012 | By Jeremy Singer-Vine

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 today’s 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. Gingrich’s candidacy since the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa, where he came in fourth. That’s 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 aren’t permitted to coordinate with the campaigns.

Here’s 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


(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duplicate; elections; feminists; gingrich; governmentemployees; pensioners; romney; santorum; spending
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To: goseminoles
"He needs to fire people"

You go first.

51 posted on 01/10/2012 5:20:35 PM PST by circlecity
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To: alloysteel

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.


52 posted on 01/10/2012 5:22:55 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

When they reported Romney as the winner in New Hampshire, it appeared that Megyn Kelly actually had an orgasm right there on television. LOL!


53 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:37 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: FrankR

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!

!


54 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:51 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: sand88
Rush made a fatal tactical mistake. Rush should know that above ALL Romney must be stopped. Nobody will remember Newt's recent attack against Romney.

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.

55 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:52 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paperdoll

Prefer a Mormon to anyone who pledges loyalty to a senile German monarch who lives in Rome, IMHO.


56 posted on 01/10/2012 5:26:29 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: VanDeKoik
No matter how conservative some on our side like to call themselves, in the end they are bigger wimps than RINOs.

... 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.

57 posted on 01/10/2012 5:26:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Truth to be told, I have never cared for Rush Limbaugh.


58 posted on 01/10/2012 5:27:14 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Shelayne
Rush did also say that Romney had it coming to him after his attack in Iowa.

Which was completely lost in the rest of his bombastic rant against Gingrich. It's all my friends are talking about on Facebook.

59 posted on 01/10/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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60 posted on 01/10/2012 5:29:31 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: o2bfree

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.


61 posted on 01/10/2012 5:30:21 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: af_vet_rr
South Carolina is an open primary in a year when Democrats have an incumbent President. Plenty of Democrats and Libertarians are going to crossover to vote for Willard and RuPaul.

Great... Just great.

Makes me want to pound my head on the desk.

62 posted on 01/10/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Gator113; Jim Robinson
I don’t thinks this holds a candle to what FOX news has spent to kill Newt and support their guy Romney

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.

63 posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:48 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Utmost Certainty
Rush is an entertainer, so he’s going to have a tendency to say whatever is most divisive at the moment.

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.

64 posted on 01/10/2012 5:35:21 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Gator113
Smith and Rove were NASTY tonight. Smith lied through his teeth about Newt's record.
65 posted on 01/10/2012 5:42:31 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Psalm 144

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.


66 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:38 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: reasonisfaith

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.


67 posted on 01/10/2012 5:46:54 PM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The sooner Smith gets “bitch slapped” the better.


68 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:12 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Jim Robinson

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?”


69 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:14 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Neverforget01

I won’t either.


70 posted on 01/10/2012 5:51:36 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Gator113
Smith and Rove were NASTY tonight. Smith lied through his teeth about Newt's record.
71 posted on 01/10/2012 5:54:59 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Paperdoll
Truth to be told, I have never cared for Rush Limbaugh.

To each his own. Your cup of tea is whatever it is.

72 posted on 01/10/2012 5:59:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


73 posted on 01/10/2012 6:00:13 PM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty and big media fears Newt Gingrich)
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To: Walrus

Mark Levin said Romney just won the Independents in NH tonight. NOT THE REPUBLICANS.


74 posted on 01/10/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: All

Romney to put 3.6 mil into Florida ad buys per the local news here in Orlando.


75 posted on 01/10/2012 6:13:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: af_vet_rr; All
All the more sweet when Newt wins SC. And leave no doubt, Newt will win SC!
76 posted on 01/10/2012 6:28:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: larryleo
Well said. No one can blame Newt if he is angry, which I don't think he is, but so what. He is this to win and we want him to.

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.

77 posted on 01/10/2012 6:46:13 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Jim Robinson

The most influential endorsement so far, to me, is Todd Palin’s.


78 posted on 01/10/2012 6:50:03 PM PST by existtoexcel
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To: existtoexcel

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.


79 posted on 01/10/2012 6:59:22 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: existtoexcel

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...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/09/gingrich_thrilled_after_receiving_endorsement_from_todd_palin.html


80 posted on 01/10/2012 7:07:07 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Nope, sending another donation tomorrow. Rush does not think for me.


81 posted on 01/10/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: reasonisfaith

“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.


82 posted on 01/10/2012 7:22:11 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: CainConservative

Please be right.


83 posted on 01/10/2012 7:28:26 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: o2bfree

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.


84 posted on 01/11/2012 3:37:33 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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