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Rick Santorum allies up Wisconsin ad buy

at 10:55 AM ET, 03/29/2012

A super PAC supporting Rick Santorum is increasing its ad buy in Wisconsin in advance of Tuesday’s primary, while pushing the case that the former Pennsylvania senator can win a delegate fight against Mitt Romney.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum pumps his fist. (Jae C. Hong - AP)

The Red White & Blue Fund is increasing its ad buy from $300,000 to $660,000, adding ads in Madison, Wausau and Lacrosse, and increasing existing buys in Milwaukee and Green Bay.

The group also sent out a 39-page memo arguing that Santorum could win at a brokered convention with the help of unbound delegates.

Santorum and his supporters are still vastly outspent by Romney and his allies, who have spent millions of dollars in the state.

A recent Marquette University poll had Romney leading Santorum in the April 3 contest, 34 percent to 18 percent.

But at least Santorum’s wealthy backers are standing by him. Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul funding a super PAC in support of Newt Gingrich, said in a video posted by the Jewish Journal that the former House speaker is “at the end of his line” and “mathematically it appears he can’t get anywhere.”

 
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