Romney campaign pulls Pennsylvania ads
April 11th, 2012
06:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign pulls Pennsylvania ads

(CNN) – Well on the way to securing the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney on Tuesday pulled his television advertising from Pennsylvania airwaves, a GOP ad tracking source told CNN.

Romney had purchased $2.2 million of time for two ads - one positive, and a second critical of Rick Santorum, who suspended his presidential bid on Tuesday.

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Pennsylvania is Santorum's home state and he had pledged to win it. Romney had promised to be competitive in the primary there. Prior to his departure, Santorum's once-double digit lead had been dwindling, and a poll conducted Monday and Tuesday showed a four-point edge for Romney.

Restore our Future, a super PAC supporting Romney's candidacy, had purchased cable and broadcast air in Pennsylvania, as well as in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island. Each state is to vote in April 24.

The source, who is not affiliated with any candidate, said neither Santorum nor the primary super PAC supporting him had purchased advertising spots.

- CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report

Also see:

Romney on Santorum: 'This has been a good day for me'

Louisiana governor endorses Romney

Crossroads GPS to drop $1.7 million against Obama


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Devon

    Yes, Bishop Romney is got da thing all wrapped up. He is especially Popular wit da Ladies. Just caus he aint open to dat Lilly Ledbetter equal pay for the chicks & thinks their 2nd class citizens & wants to control their Health & cotrceptive issues, Does that really make him such a bad guy??

    April 11, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    He's a fake and a phony. NO MORMONS EVER.

    April 11, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  3. CBR

    Mr. Santorum quit the race so Mr. Romney does not need to run his attack dog ads. As the candidates pretend to be so caring they are sparing no funds to get these ads out. Lucky PA does not have to see and hear them 24 hours a day.

    April 11, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. normajean @ verizon ,com

    Pennsylvania has two choices....Romney or nobody since Santorum dropped out knowing that his chances were poor anyway....so it will be Romney......why make a big deal out of it?????

    April 11, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. No Way I'll Vote for Romney

    Not very organized, ads should have been pulled at least 24 hrs. ago.

    April 11, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Now that little Ricky's out, wouldn't it be funny is Newt won PA?!?

    April 11, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. ED FL

    Romney had nothing to worry about in PA,why would a state vote for Presidential Candidate that the State just kicked out of office for incompetency. Santorum has an ego as big as the Empire State Building.What a waste of time for a losing cause.

    April 11, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  8. clarke

    Why waste your money.

    April 11, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. ron

    Yeah, right after he let them run long enough to spank Santorum even after he had already suspended his campaign. Romney....what a guy!

    April 11, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |