The GOP presidential campaign of Mitt Romney spent more than it raised by about 3 to 1 in January, a burn rate that raises questions about the candidate's ability to sustain that level of spending in contests to come.
One. Zero and liftoff. Of the delta two. NASA launches a rocket to calculate how much pilot needs to make -- to orbit it's known as the burn rate. Presidential contenders have the same problem even front runners need to make sure they don't burn through their. They'll fall short of the nomination Romney is caught on -- three -- -- with Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum -- -- -- you spent nearly nineteen million dollars in January much of it on negative TV ads aimed at his rivals. So headed running street fueling efforts go it's his campaign raised six point five million dollars in January more than the other GOP. -- that was only a third of what he spends. The story was much the same super happy that allows wealthy donors to give an unlimited amounts. That's group called restore our future spent thirteen point nine million dollars mostly on attack ads. -- only raised about half as much. In comparison to his Gingrich's campaign spent five point nine million dollars and scenery on the little more than a variety in terms. Rick Santorum race four point five in the 3.3 million dollars. The Romney campaign says it plans are on track. It's still a seven point seven million dollars in the bank and while the pro Romney super pac sixteen million dollars in the bank. But watch the burn rate it could affect Romney's ability to compete down the road since many of his donors have already given the maximum allowed by law. He might have to dig into his own pockets as deep into 2008. The burn rate gives adding he. I'm Danny Sullivan's on the trail.