Federal Politics

Published — March 14, 2012 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Romney ‘Death Star’ outguns opponents down South

His super PAC spent considerably, but he couldn’t clinch a win

Introduction

In a close race, Rick Santorum was declared winner in both Alabama and Mississippi primaries last night. He picked up at least 35 delegates, AP reports.

Despite the turnout, Pro-Romney super PAC “Restore Our Futuredominatedspendingamong the main groups aiding the former Massachusetts’ governor’s primary rivals: Santorum’s “Red, White and Blue Fund” and Newt Gingrich’s “Winning Our Future.” As the chart shows, Restore Our Future accounts for 69 percent of independent expenditures by these super PACs in Alabama and 64 percent in Mississippi.

This post originally appeared on the Consider the Source Tumblr page, a collaboration between iWatch News and the Center for Reponsive Politics.

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