Romney super PAC pummels Santorum and Gingrich by mail
January 14th, 2012
05:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney super PAC pummels Santorum and Gingrich by mail

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - "Restore Our Future" – a super PAC backing Mitt Romney - has saturated the television airwaves in South Carolina with more than $2 million worth of ads attacking Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

But the group has also stepped up its direct-mail campaign against the two Republicans in the past 48 hours.

Since Thursday, South Carolina GOP voters have received at least three mailers from "Restore Our Future" pummeling Santorum's record on earmarks and warning Republicans against Gingrich's "political baggage."

The mail pieces were provided to CNN by voters in Columbia and Greenville.

All three of the postcard-like mailers take aim at Santorum, while one of them features Santorum on the front and Gingrich on the flip side.

Read the new mail pieces here, here and here.

On two of the mailers, Santorum is portrayed in a particularly harsh light: A doctored graphic depicts the former Pennsylvania senator with his arms raised above his head, bathing in a shower of dollar bills.

"Because of career politicians like Rick Santorum, EARMARK SPENDING in Washington has been OUT-OF-CONTROL," blares the front of one postcard.

Santorum has not backed down from his prolific record of earmarking federal money for his constituents when he was in Congress, arguing that so-called "pork barrel" spending is not a central reason for ballooning deficits.

"The main problem is out-of-control entitlement costs," he says.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    And Romney doesn't have baggage? hahahah

    January 14, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Romney's NOT such a nice guy, at all.

    January 14, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Isn't it convenient how they threw all of the campaign finance rules out the window just in time for Obama's reelection?

    January 14, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. Niels Schrage

    Reblogged this on Micro Government and commented:
    Restore Our Future...How can you restore what has not happened?

    January 14, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. mirrorlogic

    Willard Mitt and his PAC supporters just might give the U.S. Post office a real chance at becoming profitable...too bad most of that garbage goes in the trash. S.C. voters are going to remember the ENVY line that characterized them as being envious of rich people.

    January 14, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  6. clarke

    sper pac should be outlawed, it is just wrong.

    January 14, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    He's not gonna win. What a waste of money and paper.

    January 14, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. gg

    Is it ok for Romney to attack Rick and Newt but for them to attack Romney is unacceptable that's stupid.

    January 14, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. tc

    romney needs to keep pounding back. if he explains what they are attacking people might dismiss it.

    January 14, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The republicans will demonstrate how money can buy elections in the U.S. Thanks to the republican dominated Supreme Court, they now don't even have to tell who, or what country contributed their money.

    January 14, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Jilli

    Sorry Rick, Newt, not this time around – this is the year of the plutocrat candidate – you yokels don't stand a chance with all the wall street money funding romneys campaign. They're looking to buy the presidency.

    January 14, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  12. Larry L

    Give thanks to the lap-dogs of the Republican Party – the US Supreme Court. Their ruling on PACs allows corporate fat-cats to buy the politician of their choice. This year's dancing monkey is Mitt Romney.

    January 14, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  13. CaptainDorkOfTheWeeniePatrol

    So here's the game-changer.

    Money talks and the super PACS have a megaphone.

    January 14, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  14. Thomas

    To all the hard working employees at the US postal service.

    You have my heartfelt condolences in having to sort and deliver tomorrows recycled material .

    January 15, 2012 03:46 am at 3:46 am |
  15. willie floyd

    Yeah, my box "runneth over" Sat. From box to waste basket-not worth reading!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012/WARREN ANY TIME

    January 15, 2012 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  16. Anonymous

    Karl Rove at his finest.

    January 15, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  17. vic , nashville ,tn

    Super PAC received some money form Bain I am sure

    January 15, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |