Are negative advertisements negatively affecting the GOP race? Fox News pundits discuss!
Noelle Nikpour: "What did Newt think? That he was going to be able just to have, you know, tiddlywinks all the way through here? That they were going to be, you know, Miss Congeniality all the way through here? This is a primary and everybody is fighting to be the GOP nominee. It's going to get a little dirty. And frankly, before I decide who I want to vote for, as Joe voter, I want to know what their baggage is. How they voted. What's their record?"
Ed Rollins: "Newt's problem is he got to the top of the heap here without any money, any organization. So he doesn't have the money to respond and he basically wants to run a, quote, 'above-board, positive campaign.' And you know he's not answering his own charges." [Fox News]
The pro-Romney super PAC is sending out mailers to Iowa voters this week hitting Gingrich for supporting policies that President Obama supports including, supporting taxpayer-funded abortion services and wealth redistribution. [NBC]
Romney continues to muddy the waters with his super PAC policy. [Politico]
A win in court for New York City's campaign finance laws. [NYT]
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Committee: Rick Perry for President
Spot: "President of Honor" -- This ad from the Perry campaign uses quotes from members of the military to promote Perry as the commander in chief that the country needs. The ad contains a clip of President Obama awarding the Medal of Honor to Dakota Meyer, a Perry supporter.
Committee: Rick Santorum for President
Spot: "Pop Up" -- In an homage to the 1990s era VH1 pop-up video the Santorum campaign uses little pop up bubbles to introduce voters to the Santorum family.
Committee: Mitt Romney for President
Spot: "Merry Christmas" -- Mitt and Ann Romney wish everyone a Merry Christmas, especially soldiers serving in the military.
Buy: None. Just a web video.
Committee: Barack Obama for President
Spot: "Home for the Holidays" -- Young people supporting President Obama's reelection explain how they talk to their family about the president and how they work to get their family to support him in 2012.
Buy: None. Just a web video.
TRACKING INDEPENDENT SPENDING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
These numbers represent spending by independent groups, like super PACs and non-profits, to support or oppose a particular candidate for the presidency in 2012. Fundrace will update this spending daily to help show which candidates are gaining from the proliferation of independent groups in this coming election.
Rick Perry (R), $2,921,994 to support, $0 to oppose.
Newt Gingrich (R), $186,804 to support, $2,601,770 to oppose.
Jon Huntsman (R), $1,864,956 to support, $0 to oppose.
Herman Cain (R), $462,217 to support, $0 to oppose.
Barack Obama (D), $0 to support, $374,481 to oppose.
Mitt Romney (R), $0 to support, $329,473 to oppose.
Rick Santorum (R), $325,950 to support, $0 to oppose. (+$125,000)
Gary Johnson (R), $518 to support, $0 to oppose.
RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES
Red White And Blue Fund, $125,000 to support Rick Santorum for president.
RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS
Liberty Media Corporation PAC, Englewood, Colo., Treasurer: Laura Baldi.
Illinois Multi-Collegiate PAC, Evanston, Ill., Treasurer: Alexander Jakubowski.
Real Leader PAC, New York, N.Y., Treasurer: Robert Perkins. (Super PAC)
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