Pro-Romney super PAC attacks Santorum in South Carolina mail
January 13th, 2012
07:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Pro-Romney super PAC attacks Santorum in South Carolina mail

Duncan, South Carolina (CNN) - "Restore Our Future," the super PAC backing Mitt Romney, sent out the first negative mail piece of the South Carolina primary fight on Friday - and Rick Santorum is the target.

The two-sided postcard, provided to CNN by a GOP voter who received it, casts Santorum as a serial earmarker who helped drive up federal deficits while serving in the Senate.

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"Thanks to wasteful spending by politicians like Rick Santorum, the U.S. national debt is over $15 trillion and climbing," the mailer blares.

Read the mail piece here and here.

The piece says that Santorum requested "billions of dollars in pork projects" and voted two increase the debt ceiling five times.

"America can no longer afford politicians like Rick Santorum," it reads. "Say no to Rick Santorum and his big-spending ways."

The pro-Romney super PAC is also running a television ad in South Carolina and Florida attacking Santorum's fiscal record.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Romney will do anything to hide his own liberal abortionist record.

    January 13, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  2. ed fl

    How can a guy who got kicked out of office in his state because he was incompetent expect a whole country to vote for him. that shows the intellect of him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 13, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. Debbie

    LOL "Restore Our Future" founded by Romney aides. Restore Who's Future? Bain Capital? Hedge Funds? What Future? Not the people of the USA unless the Super PAC means those corporations are people too kinds.

    January 13, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. mirrorlogic

    Willard Mitt Romney (a.k.a. Corporate Raider) sucked capital from workers to bankers - leveraging whatever positive resources to drive artificial stock prices higher than cashing out...now he has released the 'dogs' on Santorum. Hmmm...I think we are seeing a reflection of the true inner Willard.

    January 13, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Yep – we noticed the mansion he lives in – even though he's been "unemployed" for quite some time.

    How crazy ARE the people of Pennsylvania?

    January 13, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Romney is the liberal-moderate-conservative chosen by the Lord and Masters of the Republican Party. They don't mind if one of politicians they buy is a Mormon... just as long as he takes care of the rich and doesn't do any of that really liberal stuff – like protecting our environment or helping the working-class Americans.

    January 13, 2012 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  7. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Pro-Romney super PAC attacks Santorum in South Carolina mail◄
    Dang, the people in SC will get bombarded like IA – JUNK on a BIG scale!!
    And just think, they have a whole week more to endure the slaughter
    The will be saturated and pushed back down when they try to escape from under water!!!

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much of PAC Crap!!!

    Obama 2012!!

    January 13, 2012 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    saintly daddy, give it up. You might get votes in SC because look at who they vote for to represent their state. You are toast. Put a fork in it. Go home to all those kids of yours.

    January 13, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  9. Jeff in Virginia

    Glad to see that Hamby has lined up behind Romney like a good little Republican.

    Ship this guy off to Fox already.

    January 13, 2012 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    No amount of negative ad against his opponents will change the FACT that Mittens made his millions wrecking companies, laying off workers and shipping jobs overseas all in the name of "venture capitalism." More like vulture capitalism.

    January 13, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. J.V.Hodgson

    To claim as he has he is proud of his earmarks may be great policy at the State level but is an absolute loser at the national presidential level.
    1) Because its not of for and by all the people. You need it locally pay for it out of local taxes if its so worth while.
    2) It increase federal spending for a state specific purpose and leads to things like a bridge to nowhere.
    He will not get beyond Florida in his bid for the nomination.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    January 14, 2012 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
  12. GI Joe

    Why is Santorum even on the national stage? He's a joke. Pout Pout Pout. Go back to Pennsylvania and take your kids hunting. Leave the rest of us in peace.

    January 14, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  13. diridi

    scaring as usual....these numbers are from Reagan, and Bush idiots....o.k, If ford, GE etc, pay tax, this is nothing..

    January 14, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  14. one voice

    Romney has no room to talk. Him and His Bain Capital bought Companies and layed off workers,stripping them of benefits they rightfully deserved. Romney has mad millions off sending American jobs oversees. Is that what we want in a President, I THINK NOT. Obama/Biden 2012

    January 14, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  15. vic , nashville ,tn

    “You are not in VP list” Romney sending to Santorum

    Santorum must attack Romney

    January 14, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  16. American

    Romney's hate PACs are attacking more fellow Republicans...sadly not surprising.

    Like Bush, Romney is Karl Rove politics all over again and definitely not a Reagan Republican.

    January 14, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |