Meanwhile, a person familiar with the development said Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and longtime donor to Republican candidates, made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, which is run by Gingrich allies. The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Mr. Adelson is expected to contribute to groups backing the Republican nominee, be it Mr. Gingrich or one of his rivals.
Both the film and the large contribution highlight the growing role that new “super” political action committees are playing this election. Just weeks ago, a Romney-leaning super PAC called Restore Our Future hammered Mr. Gingrich with $3 million in negative ads that largely contributed to his eroding support before the Iowa caucuses. Mr. Gingrich finished in fourth place.
Now, the tables have turned: Winning Our Future’s case marks the first time Mr. Gingrich and his allies have targeted Mr. Romney’s time at Bain. They have said Mr. Romney’s record is fair game, but up until now have restricted attacks to his time in government.
The film, called “When Mitt Romney Came To Town,” assails Mr. Romney for “reaping massive awards” for himself and his investors. Bain has been credited with turning around dozens of companies, including well-known brands like Domino’s Pizza, but its record has been criticized for slashing jobs in the process.
Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich aide who is now working for Winning Our Future, said the full video would be posted online “soon.” Some segments could be used in shorter TV ads, he said, although there were no immediate plans to run the full piece on television.
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Mr. Perry briefly re-evaluated his campaign after a disappointing loss in the Iowa caucuses last week and canceled events in South Carolina. But within a day he was putting up an ambitious schedule for the first-in-the-South primary.
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