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01/31/08 - Washington

Romney To Fill Airwaves Ahead Of Super Tuesday

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, answers a question as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reacts during a Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, answers a question as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reacts during a Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.

Aides say Mitt Romney is planning to fill the airwaves in California and other Super Tuesday states with political ads.

The GOP White House hopeful is looking to slow down rival John McCain's momentum ahead of the 21-state contest that essentially amounts to a national election. The Arizona senator has trumped Romney in South Carolina and Florida. And his winner-take-all Sunshine State victory gave him the edge in the delegate count.

His aides say Romney could shell out as much as 7 million dollars in ads, although it's not clear how much he plans to spend, or whether he'll dip into his own pockets again. The multimillionaire has already spent 40 million dollars on his presidential aspirations.

The former Massachusetts governor is working hard to cast himself as more conservative than McCain.

Information courtesy of the Associated Press. (2008)

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com.

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