Santorum Has a Super PAC, Too

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Dec. 21 2011 5:31 PM

Santorum Has a Super PAC, Too

Dan Hirschhorn breaks the news that the Red, White and Blue Fund will up its Iowa buy to $350,000. It's going to this ad on behalf of Rick Santorum, and on behalf of whoever the guy walking with his kid is in the generic b-roll.

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How much is $350,000 worth in Iowa? In 2008, Mike Huckabee won the caucuses while being outspent 20-1 by Mitt Romney. Romney spent $15 million. On his own, Santorum wasn't going to spend nearly this much in Iowa. He raised $1.3 million, nationally, through September.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.