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Pro-Gingrich Super PAC Makes First TN Buy

From a Tennessean story on Gingrich’s Nashville visit:
Winning Our Future, a super PAC that supports Gingrich, made its first ad buys in the Nashville market. The political action committee spent more than $30,000 on ads that will air on Nashville’s NBC, Fox and MyNetworkTV affiliates. The super PAC also informed local CBS and ABC stations that it is buying ads.
…Romney and his super PAC have focused on Santorum in Tennessee, making scant mention of Gingrich. Gingrich told supporters that could create an opening for him to reinsert himself into the race.
“He’s had two weeks of being the alternative,” Gingrich said of Santorum. “I think there are profound reasons why Rick lost his Senate race by the largest margin in Pennsylvania history.”
Gingrich said it will be crucial for him to take Georgia, his home state, and perform well in Tennessee and other Southern states.

Pro-Romney Super PAC Attacks Santorum in First TN Ad Buy

Restore Our Future, the “Super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, is attacking Rick Santorum in its first Tennessee broadcast advertising buy, totaling about $182,000.
As of Friday, the PAC had filed three notices of Tennessee expenditures listed on the Federal Election Commission website- a $173,109.91 “media buy” plus two for “media production,” one costing $7,218.11 and another $1,870.25.
A Youtube posting of a Restore Our Future ad — listed as running in Tennessee as well as Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama — says Romney “helped create thousands of jobs” and “turned a deficit into a surplus without raising taxes” while Santorum is called “the ultimate Washington insider,” voted to raise the debt ceiling five times and “voted for billions in waste, including the bridge to nowhere.”
(Link to video HERE)
The FEC notices state only that the ads will oppose Santorum while supporting Romney and were purchased for Tennessee. They do not indicate where in the state the ad is running.
An American Research Group poll earlier this month showed Santorum leading in Tennessee with 34 percent support among those surveyed, followed by Newt Gingrich with 16 percent and Ron Paul with 13 percent.
Restore Our Future has so far spent more than $20 million backing Romney’s presidential campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Most of that, $13.1 million, was for attack ads against Gingrich, formerly considered Romney’s most serious challenger. Santorum, who surged in polls more recently, has been attacked by $2.5 million worth of Restore Our Future ads as of Friday, according to the Center.