Gingrich super PAC has spent $1.6 million in South Carolina
January 11th, 2012
11:12 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich super PAC has spent $1.6 million in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - "Winning Our Future," a super PAC backing Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, is set to begin running television ads Wednesday in South Carolina attacking Mitt Romney's time at the private equity firm Bain Capital.

But so far, the group hasn't entirely followed through on its threat to bombard the airwaves here with $3.4 million worth of ads.

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The super PAC has bought $1.6 million in advertising time to date, a source familiar with ad buys in the state told CNN.

Most of that is for television ads running that will run through January 16.

Meanwhile, $94,000 has been spent on radio time through primary day, January 21.

That $1.6 million figure still a hefty outlay for South Carolina, where half a million dollars can buy a campaign a strong television presence.

But it's still less than half of the $3.4 million that was promised by the super PAC to hammer Romney as a corporate predator.

"Winning Our Future" still has time to purchase more television, but with a small horde of other super PACs and presidential campaigns quickly snatching up television ad space, time is running out to buy.

Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. V in Chicago

    Throwing good money after bad. They have to know Gingrich doesn't stand a chance of winning this nomination.

    Do you have any idea how may starving people could be fed with the money being spent to boost their egos or try and tear down a person with these ads? It is a shame that this kind of money can just be thrown around like it was nothing. I never knew you could buy your way into the White House. . . What a joke our political system has become!

    January 11, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    This candidate spends millions. That candidate spends millions. I guess when they claim to be job creators, they were really not kidding around. But, those same candidates keep saying Pres. Obama will spend a billion. I guess that make him a JOBS creator. [that is a bigger jobs creator, folks]

    January 11, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. parkmore

    When he will drop off. It's over

    January 11, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  4. Kk

    Gingrich Super PAC can throw all the money they want but will not effect the outcome – no chance for Gingrich winning the nomination! Romney will win!!!

    January 11, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. Kk

    Agree with Parkmore. Drop off! It's over for Gingrich.

    January 11, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Twinkies will keep coming despite bankruptcy ....

    Newt don't drop out , you make Mitt look Presidential !

    January 11, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY


    Agree with Parkmore. Drop off! It's over for Gingrich.

    no no. Go Newt. You couldn't win if you were the only candidate but you are skewering Mittens much to the delight of Obama. He doesnt have to spend a dime while you do the work for him. I heard that rushbo now is going after you because of your continued exposure of Mittens' past. As slimy as you are, good job in getting the pill popper mad at you

    January 11, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |