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Published — December 20, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Tyler joins Gingrich PAC, big ad buy imminent

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Winning Our Future, the super PAC recently set up to boost Newt Gingrich’s campaign, has recruited long time Gingrich aide Rick Tyler to play key roles including some fundraising.

Insiders say the PAC is crucial to offsetting the battering that’s been inflicted on Gingrich from negative ads including a multi-million dollar barrage in Iowa run by Restore our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney.

Tyler, who was press secretary for Gingrich’s campaign but left after a few months, told iWatch News that a national radio ad buy is “imminent” and that a large television buy is in the works as well.

Tyler said that Becky Burkett who started the super PAC “has been very busy and is getting great responses,” as she’s reached out to many big donors including some who have had ties to Gingrich historically.

Burkett herself had strong links to Gingrich before the campaign: She spearheaded fundraising for two years for Gingrich’s now defunct political committee, American Solutions for Winning the Future, which raised $54 million in under five years.

Tyler would not comment on whether any of the big donors to American Solutions, including multibillionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, had written checks yet to the new super PAC. Adelson was by far the largest donor to the PAC by dint of his $7.7 million in contributions. American Solutions also pulled in many six-figure checks from energy and real estate interests, among others.

Tyler said that besides fundraising, he will act as a liaison with other super PACs backing Gingrich including Solutions 2012 which was started first to ensure effective cooperation.

These super PACs are crucial to Gingrich’s prospects since his campaign was in the red earlier this month. The PACs can accept unlimited donations from individuals and corporations but are legally barred from coordinating its activities with the campaign.

These super PACs have mushroomed this year since the Supreme Court ruled early last year that companies, unions and individuals can give unlimited sums to groups for advertising that directly backs or opposes candidates.

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Trump needs to conduct these activities because the entire MSM media, excluding Fox, is campaigning against him 24/7/365.

Didn’t Monica’s boyfriend’s wife and various criminal enterprises outspend Trump by almost 2-1?

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Why wouldn’t he get an early start on fund raising? Hillary outspent him two-to-one in 2016. The Dem’s are the party of big money. The President knows this and is attempting to get a jump on it. Of course the Dem candidate will outspend him in 2020 so it’s only rational that he starts fund raising now.

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Oh brother. We just 8 years of the Campaigner – in – Chief. Where was this journalistic rectal thermometer then. Just another article about 2000 words too long that merely takes another slap at Trump for something he far from initiated.

j stevenson
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j stevenson

The big difference between Trump and all the rest is his refusing to accept funds from lobbyists, so they don’t have the White House access they are used to. These are the donors who buy the presidency and are as pixxed off that he won the election as are the media and the Dems. Lobbyists have never been shut out of the WH and Trump has told them he is not for sale.

Anonymous
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Trump needs to be impeached and tossed in prison. Then have the key thrown away so he will never be free. Then he can see how it feels not to have freedom.

Mark Sullivan
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Mark Sullivan

Thank you for the usual insightful leftist low IQ Snowflake response.

barney
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hes not imprisoning them hes sending them back to their country chill tf out

SOUTH JERSEY
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SOUTH JERSEY

WHY DONT YOU HAVE FREEDOM?

Tom Larkin
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Tom Larkin

First, something positive. I was happy to learn of empirical information in article. BUT, the article was so slanted against President Trump as to be deemed fake news (“Perhaps Trump just lied.” (Two different issues)). The article mentions that President Trump raised over $67 million, but ended 2018 with $19 million. President Trump spent over $40 million 2016 and 2017. President Trump conducted 57 political rallies. The article notes the hats and T-shirts sold, but NEVER MENTIONS THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS during a mid-term election that lost the House and the number of political rallies in… Read more »

Ted Sirois
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Ted Sirois

At least Trump is getting donations from willing donors. Fresh from his first election, Obama used billions of our children’s tax dollars to save thousands of union jobs in the car industry and bailed out the banks and many Wall Street businesses. This secured his source of reelection funds for his reelection four years later.

South Jersey
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South Jersey

TRUMP 2020; IS AN AMAZINGLY SMART MAN! VERY ORIGINAL & CREATIVE. I AM HAPPY TO HAVE HIS AS POTUS.

SOUTH JERSEY
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SOUTH JERSEY

THIS ARTICLE WAS OBVIOUSLY WRITTEN BY, A TRUMP-HATE-GROUP. THAT FEELS; IT IS NOT NORMAL TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR OWN BRAND NAME. WHEN, IF FACT, IT IS NORMAL! >>>>> THIS IS >>> FAKE NEWS!!! <<<< ie: A PACK-OF-LIES; SPUN INTO; DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. FOR A SINISTER-AGENDA OF; FASCIST DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, COUP D'ETAT

David
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Are you on some kind of drugs? Writing in caps makes me think that you are grumpy old fart or a uneducated hillbilly.