A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich is releasing two new ads Sunday in South Carolina -– one labeling Mitt Romney a moderate "RINO" (Republican In Name Only) who can’t beat President Obama, and the other accusing him of misstating the number of jobs he created while heading the investment firm Bain Capital.
The ads, which were screened in advance by a reporter for CBS News and National Journal, follow two other ads from the Winning Our Future PAC that attack Romney for his time at Bain. The first two were excerpted from a 28-minute film, King of Bain, that the PAC has posted online.
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The new ads are being released as Gingrich appears to be distancing himself from the activities of Winning Our Future, which is run by his allies and former aides. On Friday, the former House speaker called on the group to remove inaccuracies from the film, which accuses Romney of sacrificing jobs for profit while at Bain. National Journal analyst Jackie Koszczuk called the film "over the top." The Washington Post Factchecker gave King of Bain its worst rating of four Pinocchios.
Winning Our Future responded on Friday night by issuing an open letter to Romney that challenged him to answer questions about when he specifically left Bain Capital and when he stopped receiving income from the company. If Romney chooses not to respond, the group says it will “continue to stand by the film as presented.”
The group’s newest advertisements hammer at Romney for his record as a moderate Massachusetts governor and his leadership at Bain. One of the ads, titled “Questionable,” slams him for “Fuzzy Math” in his depiction of how many jobs were created while he headed Bain.