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    going up on the air in Illinois. Anyone think in addition to airing attack ads against Santorum they'll air a couple of anti-Obama ads as well?

    The political action committee backing Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential bid has purchased more than $900,000 in TV ad time, including about $250,000 in the Chicago market, as Illinois’ primary draws near.

    Restore Our Future, a so-called Super PAC, reported the buy in documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. The Super PAC has been influential in airing negative ads against Romney rival Rick Santorum.

    The filing indicates that similar ads against Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, are in the offing before Illinois’ March 20 primary. Super PACs backing Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have yet to purchase any TV time in Illinois, according to FEC documents.

    Romney ads began airing locally on Chicago broadcast stations this week, part of an initial $100,000 ad buy that also includes another $150,000 of cable TV time, according to a source familiar with political ad buying in the expensive Chicago market who is not authorized to speak publicly.

    "Viewing time at the zoo!" - America on the GOP Presidential primaries

    by ehstronghold on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 05:56:08 PM PST

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