Rick Santorum Rakes In $2 Million In Two Days, Plans ‘Major’ South Carolina Ad Buy

Jan 5, 2012 6:12pm

ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe, Michael Falcone and Jake Tapper and report:

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Enjoying a wave of momentum from his near-win in the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum’s campaign is raising money faster than ever before. Donors have added $2 million to his campaign’s war chest in the last 48 hours alone.

And a Santorum aide tells ABC News that in the space of 10 hours — between midnight Thursday and 10 a.m. — the campaign took in $250,000 of that $2 million total. The quarter-million figure total represents online contributions only.

What’s the campaign doing with that fresh infusion of cash?

For starters they are taking out a 1,000-point television ad buy in South Carolina ahead of the state’s Jan. 21 primary.

The campaign is calling is a “major buy,” and an adviser to the former Pennsylvania senator’s presidential bid told ABC News the spot will

play heavily on cable. According to a GOP source who tracks ad spending, the Santorum campaign has only spent $12,000 on the airwaves in South Carolina so far during the election cycle.

The Santorum campaign also plans a heavy mail drop in the state that begins early next week.

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus