Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's six primary wins on Super Tuesday didn't come cheap. An NPR analysis shows that last week alone, the Romney campaign and the pro-Romney superPAC combined spent nearly $7 million on TV ads.
Less than $1 million of that was spent by Romney's official campaign, while the pro-Romney superPAC Restore Our Future — which has almost exclusively engaged in negative advertising this year — spent $5.7 million.
That's compared to $220,000 spent on ads last week by the superPAC supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Screencap of the Super Tuesday results map found at Google's Elections 2012 results page.
While it came down to the wire in OH, Mitt Romney was the winner in what was considered the big prize for Super Tuesday. 10 states held their primary events last night with Romney taking 6, Santorum 3, and Gingrich 1.
Republican congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, talks with supporters in February.
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Our friends at It's All Politics have started to digest the results of Super Tuesday. In a nutshell, it pretty much left us where we were before the 10 big contests: All four candidates are still in the race and the campaign will go on and on.
There were two non-presidential pieces of news from last night, too: