Romney attacks Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes
December 15th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney attacks Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is taking aim at rival Newt Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes.

A mailer from the Romney campaign that hit Iowa Republican mailboxes on Thursday highlights a 2008 ad that Gingrich cut with Nancy Pelosi to promote climate change solutions.

"With allies like this, who needs the left?" reads the mailer, which was provided to CNN by a Republican source in Iowa. The mail piece was first reported by the Des Moines Register.

The Gingrich and Pelosi ad campaign was paid for by the Alliance for Climate Protection, a group founded by Al Gore, the former Democratic Vice President turned environmental activist.

Read the mail piece here.

Romney and his campaign have been aggressively criticizing Gingrich over the last week in an effort to undercut his newfound position atop the GOP polls, but the mail piece is the Romney campaign's first paid media attack against the former House Speaker.

Meanwhile, a pro-Romney super PAC called Restore Our Future is spending more than $3 million on television and radio ads supporting Romney and attacking Gingrich.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. GOP answer to everything~"the middle class can pay for it, then blame the poor or a minority"

    I love it when GOPers get their own tactics turned against them. But actually Gingeritch would have put more nasty on it.

    December 15, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    What? It's not enough that the accompanying T.V. ad hasn't been running on local media channels for days now, that Mittens felt he needed to send out refreshers via mail boxes?

    I'd feel sorry for Iowans for this onslaught of stupidity, but apparently they crave the attention so much they actually invite this nonsense, year after year.

    December 15, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Namejkane

    Maybe some body should look into the fact that romney presided over the big dig in Boston that went from a cost of 1.5 billion dallars to over 14. Billion dallars while he was gov. Of mass. And on top of that , left the next gov a 1. Billion dallar defict, not a ficial conserveative in anybody's book. Every political cronies kids and dog and cat were on the payroll. I guess I would have my staff take the disk drives from their offices to . All crooks and teapublican losers!!!!!

    December 15, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. gg

    hahaha...I love it!..very good ad.

    December 15, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. gg

    At least they can compromise instead of NO to everything and do NOTHING.

    December 15, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. NC

    We don't care about the childish ads, what about the economy.

    December 15, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. Squealy

    Ah, the old "job-killing" argument again (in the ad). And, how in the world can we expect our politicians to compromise across the aisle if it is viewed and promoted as something bad?

    December 15, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |