Zombie candidates continue to fight on thanks to super PAC spending. This mostly applies to Newt Gingrich, whose cash on hand minus debt nearly equalled zero at the end of January. The Gingrich super PAC -- Winning Our Future -- just threw more money to reanimate his campaign with big ad buys in Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The group is also making a big radio ad buy. Unfortunately for Gingrich, the super PAC cannot pay for private jet travel or pay down his $1 million debt.
The liberal nonprofit VoteVets Action Fund received big backing from environmental groups in 2010, according to Open Secrets.
The Susan B. Anthony List is planning to spend $200,000 on radio ads to support Rick Santorum in Ohio.
Ron Paul finally attacks Mitt Romney in an ad where he goes after all three of his competitors.
Correction: In yesterday's Fundrace the FEC deadlock vote over the use of footage by the super PAC American Crossroads created that had been created by the campaign of Senate candidate Rob Portman was mischaracterized. American Crossroads did not obtain the footage from Portman's campaign, as was stated, but rather collected the footage from online sources.
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Committee: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Spot: "The GOP's War On Women"
Committee: Mitt Romney for President
Candidate Opposed: Barack Obama, Rick Santorum
Spot: "Kill Romney?"
Committee: Ron Paul for President
Candidate Opposed: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich
Spot: "Three of a Kind"
Committee: Republican National Committee
Candidate Opposed: Barack Obama
Spot: "Obama Running On Empty"
Committee: Democratic National Committee
Candidate Supported: Barack Obama
Spot: "The Facts"
Committee: Massachusetts Republican Party
Candidate Opposed: Elizabeth Warren
Spot: "The Elitist"
Committee: David Dewhurst for Senate
Candidate Opposed: Ted Cruz
Spot: "Partners: Ted Cruz' Close Ties To Obama"
Committee: Richard Mourdock for Senate
Candidate Opposed: Dick Lugar
Committee: Todd Akin for Senate
Spot: "Huck Ad"
Market: Missouri. (Radio)
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.
Newt Gingrich (R), $8,392,945 to support, $17,942,276 to oppose. (+$1,895,810)
Rick Santorum (R), $4,772,954 to support, $6,818,202 to oppose. (Support: +$79,303, Oppose: +$161,354)
Mitt Romney (R), $2,216,953 to support, $5,835,459 to oppose.
Rick Perry (R), $4,167,697 to support, $1,404 to oppose.
Ron Paul (R),$3,729,157 to support, $133,333 to oppose. (+$9,930)
Jon Huntsman (R), $2,453,204 to support, $0 to oppose.
Barack Obama (D), $287,153 to support, $768,067 to oppose. (+$7,678)
Herman Cain (R), $501,717 to support, $954 to oppose.
Gary Johnson (R), $518 to support, $0 to oppose.
RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES
Winning Our Future, $724,892 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Georgia.
Winning Our Future, $424,353 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Ohio.
Winning Our Future, $447,605 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Tennessee.
Winning Our Future, $298,960 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Oklahoma.
Restore Our Future, $38,318 to oppose Rick Santorum for President in Mississippi.
Restore Our Future, $89,982 to oppose Rick Santorum for President in Alabama.
Restore Our Future, $33,054 to oppose Rick Santorum for President in Michigan.
Susan B. Anthony List, $1,809 to support Rick Santorum for President.
Fidelis, $32,944 to support Rick Santorum for President in Michigan.
Judy Kay Gray, $9,191 to support Ron Paul for President.
Conservatives for Freedom PAC, $15,500 to support Spencer Bachus for Congress in Alabama's 6th District.
Red White And Blue Fund, $44,550 to support Rick Santorum for President in Michigan.
Endorse Liberty, $739 to support Ron Paul for President.
FreedomWorks for America, $37,831 to oppose Orrin Hatch for Senate in Utah.
Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, $7,678 to oppose Barack Obama for President.
Clermont County Republican Leadership PAC, $3,629 to support Jean Schmidt for Congress in Ohio's 2nd District.
Clermont County Republican Leadership PAC, $3,629 to support Josh Mandel for Senate in Ohio.
RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS
SSAB Americas PAC, Lisle, Ill., Treasurer: Patricia Snyder.
Just Drink The Kool-Aid, Louisa, Va., Treasurer: J. Moyer. (Super PAC)
American Promise PAC, New York, N.Y., Treasurer: Gerard Tobin Owen Drumm. (Super PAC)
Correction: This article originally stated incorrectly that American Promise PAC's name was American Promise Inc. and spelled Gerard Tobin Owen Drumm's last name with only one "m."
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