Jan. 11 - Reuters correspondent Sam Jacobs says big Super PAC money will shape the debates and campaigns in the Republican presidential primary January 21 in South Carolina.
We're talking about big money back so far there in fifteen point four million dollars spent by outside groups including the super pacs. That's an -- at twice the rate. We -- spending back in 2008. If you incentive how much more the super pacs can spend and the campaigns themselves we can look at South Carolina. These super pac supporting Newt Gingrich called winning our future. Will spend 3.4 million dollars so by the Gingrich campaign itself has only spent 200000 dollars. It's back seventeen times -- battening. I groups supporting your fingers and I -- Gingrich itself. Super -- so far been able to control the debate it that the terms where people are talking about. They put some campaigns on the defensive. Looking at South Carolina we see that the biggest spender as I said is -- our future 3.4 million dollars trailing winning our future is the super pac supporting Mitt Romney. Called -- restore our future restore our future says it will spend. 2.3 million dollars on advertising in South Carolina. After that super -- group comes the group defending Rick Perry the Texas governor. That group called make us great again has spent more than one million dollars in South Carolina. Trailing those groups of the campaigns themselves the Romney campaign spent 350. Dollars an advertising in South Carolina the Perry campaign has spent even more. Half million dollars an advertising in South Carolina. After those groups the group that is defending Rick Santoro in the -- and the senator has spent -- 190000. Dollars. The money is getting bigger and we'll determine what happens in South Carolina. Over the course of the next week.