Posted Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 5:37 PM
Newt Gingrich’s campaign supporters aim to cut deep in the battle against Mitt Romney.
Winning Our Future, a Super PAC supporting the former house speaker, is releasing a mini-documentary called “Blood Money.” The seven-minute negative ad focuses on Romney’s connection to Damon Corp, a company that paid millions in fines for Medicare fraud.
While Romney was never personally implicated in the scandal that embroiled Damon Corp, fact-checking site PolitiFact has rated a separate ad drawing the same connections as “Mostly True.”
Will the seven-minute negative ad do damage? After what pundits are calling his best debate performances thus far, Romney is ahead of Gingrich in the latest Florida polling. But national polls have Gingrich pulling ahead as far as 10 points. The sunshine state may not be the end, and it could still get bloodier. Already candidates are looking toward Maine and Nevada primaries in February.