Pro-Santorum super PAC buying ad time in Louisiana

GOP nominees fight for southern states
Rick Santorum

A super PAC supporting Rick Santorum announced Tuesday it is making a $260,000 ad buy to support the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign in Louisiana ahead of the state's March 24 primary.

"We are confident tonight will be a good night and we are now looking at other states to add to our momentum," said Stuart Roy, a spokesman for the super PAC, called the Red White and Blue fund.

The ads will begin running on Wednesday, following Santorum's election-night party in Lafayette, La. on Tuesday night. RWB Fund has been supporting Santorum's efforts since the Iowa caucuses, and has acted as a major supplement to the campaign's own more meager advertising efforts. It recently poured about half a million dollars into supporting Santorum in Mississippi and Alabama, the two states voting on Tuesday.

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