Santorum to get bigger boost
January 12th, 2012
09:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum to get bigger boost

Washington (CNN) - As Rick Santorum fights for conservative support in South Carolina, the independent super PAC supporting the former senator from Pennsylvania is weighing in with more than a half million dollars of new ad buys in the state.

The Red, White and Blue Fund is buying $600,000 in new ad time Thursday in the state, a source familiar with the buy confirmed to CNN. The new ads are expected to go up on Saturday and remain up through next week's primary, the source said.

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This is in addition to the $190,000 the group previously bought in the state for commercials promoting Santorum that went up last weekend.

The former Pennsylvania senator and his allies are trying to promote his message that touts his record of conservative principles in an increasingly crowded media environment in the state.

The Santorum campaign has said it would spend at least $1.5 million through the January 21 primary.

Campaigns and super PACs are not allowed by law to coordinate efforts.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens said he had not seen the Romney PAC ads against Newt, but then defended everything attack on Newt that he saw in the same ads.

    January 12, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  2. Hongli

    Rink Santorum,Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are all of the same "BREED" . Let me explain - Rick Santorum will tell you that he was before he tried to change,Mitt Romney will make you believe that you're looking at an honest man in the manner he speaks and adourns his wife but the fact remains Mitt is always changing his style to suit the situation – a style adopted by the dangerous reptile - the black mamba. Newt Gingrich will tell you that he's going on the attack before the attack has started - could you imagine what he will do on foreign policies. These are your "Big Three Republicans" running for the nomination and a heart attack. I'll ask them to have their family docters on standby because according to Newt "it's getting real dirty in the Queen City.

    January 12, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. Larry in Houston

    This guy is an embarassment to us catholics. He need to go back to Pa. He's not going to make it past Florida, if he gets that far. All the Repub candidates are giving the Obama Team more ammo – come November. Why don't they just start acting like adults, and get behind someone, who will be able to defeat Obam, instead of all of this fighting ? It surely doesn't make any sense to me. I guess, it's sort of like that movie, "Tombstone" where Kurt Russell played Wyatt Earp – after the bad guys ended up shooting one of his brothers in the back – while he was playing pool – and shot his other brother's arm off – remember that ? Wyatt told them – ""Hell's Coming" ""And Hell's Coming With Me""
    Moral of this : s.c. – you better watch out !

    January 12, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. logicnLA

    Since Americans have no control over our laws, all we can do is vote out all of Congress and find people that will end this sort of super PAC. This is the buying of an election and has nothing to do with our voting process of one man, one vote. But with the current Supreme Court, what can we expect.

    January 12, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |