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03/06/2012 06:26 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2012

HUFFPOST FUNDRACE -- Just Another Super Tuesday

Follow Super Tuesday on HuffPost tonight! We'll be featuring a live-broadcast from our Washington offices from 6:30 PM ET until midnight. Fundrace will be there talking money in the Super Tuesday states.

A reminder on that spending from yesterday: "In total, independent groups, which are supposedly unaffiliated with the campaigns, have spent $11.9 million across the Super Tuesday states, according to records held by the Federal Election Commission. Most of that money has gone towards television and radio ads that are almost entirely negative.

Those negative ads have largely zeroed in on former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who, despite running a shoestring campaign, has emerged as the most serious threat to Romney's grip on the nomination. Forty-two percent of all the Super Tuesday super PAC spending comes in the form of attacks on Santorum."

If you want to get a taste for our live coverage check out this video of a live interview HuffPost's Zach Carter did with Fundrace yesterday.

Spending by all candidate-aligned super PACs in the Republican primary has now officially passed the spending by all super PACs in 2010.

Bill Schneider says that super PACs are ruining the Republicans.

Super PACs are already spending $3 million across post-Super Tuesday states.

Donors giving to Mitt Romney who believe that climate change is real think that Romney would actually act to implement controls to slow global warming if he were elected.

Where are Romney's 2008 donors? Nearly 40 percent have yet to give to his 2012 bid.

Despite a busy day hosting a press conference, the President took time tonight to attend a small fundraiser held at the Jefferson Hotel. About twenty people were in attendance with tickets that cost $35,800 apiece. That's a total of $716,000.

AD WATCH

Help us populate our list of campaign videos. Send any notable TV, radio or web ads that you see to Fundrace. Send your submissions to paulblumenthal@huffingtonpost.com.

Committee: Barack Obama for President
Spot: "Obama's All of the Above Energy Strategy"
Market: Unknown.
Buy: Undisclosed.

Committee: Campaign for Primary Accountability
Candidate Opposed: Spencer Bachus
Spot: "Send Spencer Packing"
Market: Alabama's 6th District.
Buy: Undisclosed.

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), $9,708,831 to support, $18,405,691 to oppose. (+$35,311)
Rick Santorum (R), $5,276,491 to support, $11,318,357 to oppose.
Mitt Romney (R), $2,270,141 to support, $5,837,462 to oppose.
Rick Perry (R), $4,167,697 to support, $1,404 to oppose.
Ron Paul (R),$3,721,513 to support, $133,333 to oppose.
Jon Huntsman (R), $2,453,204 to support, $0 to oppose.
Barack Obama (D), $287,153 to support, $814,222 to oppose. (+$1,050)
Herman Cain (R), $501,717 to support, $954 to oppose.
Gary Johnson (R), $518 to support, $0 to oppose.

RECENT INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

Campaign for Working Families, $1,050 to oppose Barack Obama for President in D.C.
Winning Our Future, $15,101 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Mississippi.
Campaign for Primary Accountability, $1,843 to oppose Jean Schmidt for Congress in Ohio's 2nd District.
Campaign for Primary Accountability, $166 to support Dennis Kucinich for Congress in Ohio's 9th District.
Campaign for Primary Accountability, $2,971 to oppose Spencer Bachus for Congress in Alabama's 6th District.
Winning Freedom, $9,050 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Ohio.
Winning Freedom, $3,060 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Tennesse.
Winning Freedom, $8,100 to support Newt Gingrich for President in Oklahoma.

RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REGISTRATIONS

The Anti-Corruption Revolution SuperPAC, Everett, Wash., Treasurer: Lisa Hoang. (Super PAC)
Revive America National Committee PAC, Washington, D.C., Treasurer: Emily Mathews.
Celgene Corporation PAC, Summit, N.J., Treasurer: Richard T. Girards, Jr.
G4S Government Solutions PAC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Treasurer: Allison Teixeira.

Send tips, hints, submissions, rumors to HuffPost Fundrace at paulblumenthal@huffingtonpost.com.

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