Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich dueled over super PAC ads during the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this morning. Both men refused to take responsibility for the commercials, but expressed support for the content of the ads.
Mr. Gingrich challenged Mr. Romney to take ownership of anti-Gingrich ads that ran in Iowa created by a political action committee called Restore Our Future, which is overseen by Mr. Romney’s 2008 political director, Carl Forti, his former general counsel, Charles R. Spies and one of his media staffers, Larry McCarthy.
“Governor, I wish you would calmly and directly state it is your former staff running the PAC. It is your millionaire friends giving to the PAC. And you know some of the ads are in– are untrue. Just say that, straightforward,” Mr. Gingrich said.