Political Parties

Willard Romney Greatly Outspending Newt in FL TV Ads

ABC News reports that Mitt Romney is spending almost 4 times as much in TV ad time in Florida than the Newt forces.

So far, Romney has bought $5.6 million worth of airtime and the pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, has shelled out a whopping $8.2 million, according to a Republican media buyer who is tracking ad spending in the state.

Compare that to $837,000 spent by the Gingrich campaign and the nearly $3 million of airtime bought by Winning Our Future, a super PAC supporting the former House speaker, and it’s easy to understand one reason why Gingrich has slipped in the most recent polls in the Sunshine State.

It’s clear that Mitt wants this to be a deathblow to Newt, and it would certainly bruise his campaign. Florida is a winner-take-all state (despite rumors of a change), and it carries 50 delegates for winner. Mitt has 33 delegates from Iowa and NH, and Newt has 25 from South Carolina.

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Add this to the fake emails sent out in South Carolina, and the petition signature fraud in Virginia: in Florida, TV stations are not letting Newt run commercials supposedly for “fact-checking” purposes. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s commercials air uncontested. Want some evidence? ABC reports not seeing one single Newt commercial on TV in a half hour, while seeing nothing but pro-Romney ads. The fix is in.