The air war in Florida is out of control. In one of the most vicious, and expensive, primaries in the Sunshine State's history, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are tearing each other's faces off in a pair of brutal TV ads.
Gingrich's Super PAC, Winning Our Future, just got another infusion of $5 million from big Newt backer and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. That has allowed the pro-Newt forces to compete with Romney and his Super PAC, Restore Our Future, who by some reports have spent upwards of $13 million on advertising in Florida.
Check out the ads after the jump:
Newt's ad, run by Winning Our Future, is backed by a whopping $6 million ad buy and demolishes Romney over his support for a health care mandate in Massachusetts, claiming he "invented government-run healthcare." BAM!
Romney's ad, run by his campaign, is Florida focused trying to tie Newt to the forclosure crisis through his work with Freddie Mac and claims he "resigned in disgrace" from Congress in the late 90s. BOOM!
These two ads speak directly to the weakest points for each candidate in the primary election. How voters respond to these charges will go a long way in deciding the pivotal primary in Florida.