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Santorum Surge (cont.)

 

With the latest polls showing Santorum at double digits in Iowa for the first time, his SuperPAC is adding $150k to its Iowa air buy, via Politico:

The Daily's Dan Hirschhorn reports that a pro-Santorum super PAC is doubling its media buy in Iowa:

The Super PAC, the Red White and Blue Fund, is adding $150,000 to its initial $200,000 buy, according to a person familiar with the buy. This gives Santorum a bigger presence on the Iowa airwaves than any candidate other than Rick Perry and Ron Paul...

Santorum also picks up HuckPac's former grassroots Iowa organizer Shelley Ahlersmeyer:

Shelley Ahlersmeyer, the grassroots coordinator for Mike Huckabee’s political action committee, today joined Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign.

“The way Shelley works, we don’t consider her one person, she’s more like having a hundred people,” Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, said in a written statement.

Iowans who are fans of Huckabee, the winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, might be familiar with Ahlersmeyer, an Indiana Republican who did Iowa work for HuckPAC. -- Des Moines Register blog