New Republican fundraising numbers released
Who's winning the money wars?
- Duration 2:58
- Date Feb 21, 2012
Who's winning the money wars?
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Good evening I'm Bret -- if money is the lifeblood of politics we're going to take the temperature of the presidential campaigns tonight.
New fundraising numbers are -- as the Republican candidates prepare for the next phase of the nominating process beginning next week in Michigan and Arizona.
Correspondent Alicia Acuna is on the campaign trail tonight in Phoenix.
Rick Santorum arrived in the Grand Canyon state just in time for a new attack -- by Ron Paul Santorum voted for me it's really five time.
The size of the department of education and supported the biggest entitlement expansions of the sixties.
You may see all these commercials -- Rick Santorum is is a big spender.
But they've never once talked about how I voted for any increase an appropriation bill why because I never did.
I always voted to cut appropriation bills they never talked about be voting for a tax increase why because I never did.
In sixteen years in public life -- -- many times to reduce taxes but all the talk is about Michigan and its primary next Tuesday.
Romney spent more time they're talking up a brand new tax -- and attempting to undercut santorum's lead in his home state.
What I'm gonna be doing over the coming days.
As I'm gonna be talking about about how to make all three of those things work together our taxes.
To create more growth.
To make sure we balance the budget and our long term obligations are entitlements.
The candidates released January fund raising figures today.
Mitt Romney came in at six point five million in donations but he's burning through his cash faster than any other in the GOP field.
Santorum riding on a wave of momentum.
-- fewer dollars -- Romney but this new -- cash represented 67%.
Of his total funds raised more than anyone else.
Of course all pale in comparison to President Obama who reported almost 76 million in cash.
When liberals don't get.
Is that you cannot put the gun rack in -- -- Gingrich was -- Oklahoma City today on the eve of an upcoming Forbes magazine cover story on Vegas casino billionaire.
And Newt Gingrich super pac supporter -- -- adults and he addressed critics who say he is attempting to buy an election.
-- Forbes it's unfair that I've been treated unfair but it doesn't stop me I might get ten million dollars or 100 million dollars to Gingrich by this time tomorrow all four leading candidates will be in Mesa, Arizona for their first televised debate in a month.
A recent public policy polling survey showed Santorum inching in on a long held Romney lead.
The real clear politics average gives Romney a larger margin in Arizona.
Arizonans have complain they aren't getting enough attention from the candidates in the lead up to their primary next week the same -- -- Michigan's with Arizona being a winner take all state averaged 29 delegates.
It's thought that.
-- second place would be a losing proposition -- sleazy Acuna live in Arizona at least you're thank you.