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New Santorum ad features Romney lookalike as gun-wielding ‘Rombo’ firing mud at opponent

Chris Moody
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Rick Santorum, currently polling as the frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, is out with a new Michigan ad that pokes fun at Romney for spending millions on negative advertising.

"Mitt Romney's negative attack machine is back, on full throttle. This time, Romney's firing his mud at Rick Santorum," says the voice over. Those lines play over a scene of an actor who looks like Romney wielding a mud-slinging gun and hunting cardboard cut-outs of Santorum in a warehouse. The voice goes on: "Romney and his super PAC have spent a staggering 20 million attacking fellow Republicans. Why? Because Romney's trying to hide from his big-government Romneycare, and his support for job-killing cap-and-trade. And in the end, Mitt Romney's ugly attacks are going to backfire."

After the Romney lookalike fails to land a shot, mud splatters back on his shirt.

Michigan and Arizona will hold primary contests on Feb. 28.

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