1. 2012

    Campaign Gets Nasty in Florida

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks to the press after holding a round table on housing issues in Tampa, Florida, January 22, 2012. Florida will hold its Republican primary on January 31, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Emmanuel Dunand, AFP / Getty Images

    After getting drubbed by Newt Gingrich in South Carolina, Mitt Romney is redoubling his attempt to bury him in negative advertising. The Romney super PAC Restore Our Future bought another $5 million in airtime yesterday, bringing the campaign's total investment in Florida to $13 million, a state whose size makes ads more important than previous primary states. The most recent buy includes the first negative ads run directly against Gingrich by Romney’s camp. Gingrich, fueled by another $5 million from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is trying to fight back, making a $145,000 buy with Fox News. In the latest sign of Romney's newly aggressive tone, he attacked Gingrich as an “influence peddler” at last night’s debate.

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