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‘Desperate’ ads battle online and on air

Chris Moody
The Ticket

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- There are now two Republican political ads making the rounds online and on the airwaves with the same name: "Desperate."

With just two days until the Republican primaries in South Carolina, an election Newt Gingrich says will make or break his campaign, his campaign released a new web ad calling Mitt Romney "desperate." Which is exactly what Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Romney, called Gingrich just last week in an ad the group ran in Florida and South Carolina.

The new 45-second Gingrich video shows Romney surrogate Arizona Sen. John McCain accusing Romney of flip-flopping on issues and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying that Romney is running a "dishonest" campaign. Both clips are from when McCain and Huckabee ran against Romney for the Republican nomination during the 2008 election cycle.

"Mitt Romney will do and say anything to become President," the voice in the ad says between clips of other Republicans bashing him. "Anything."

The spot attempts to reinforce Gingrich's ongoing narrative that Romney is not a conservative, but what he calls a "Massachusetts moderate."

Watch the clip here:

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