Gingrich Super PAC Gets $5M More

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Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (C) speaks at his party on primary night as his wife Callista Gingrich (R) looks on January 10, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to early results, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished first in the state's primary election. Romney has led a field of six GOP candidates in the polls by double digits going into to the primary, a second important test for presidential hopefuls.

Will Mitt Romney dig into his Bain Capital resources to compete with this one? One of Newt Gingrich’s wealthy supporters is donating $5 million to a super PAC to help him maintain his current frontrunner status ahead of next week’s Republican primary in Florida. The generous bankroller is Dr. Miriam Adelson, the wife of Gingrich’s longtime friend and conservative ally, billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who gave $5 million to the Winning Our Future super PAC earlier this month. While Gingrich’s previous super PACs have focused on painting his competitor Romney in a negative light, a source with knowledge of the donation said the next ad will be more “pro-Newt.”