… and pivot to the general election:
The above ad was probably adapted from a month-old RNC memo. Several more Romney spots below. Here's "how to caucus" in Nevada:
Over the radio in that state, Romeny returns to pro-life defensiveness:
In Colorado, Romney touts endorsements from Chris Christie and Ann Coulter:
Meanwhile, Santorum's PAC is spending again:
It turns out that Santorum is quietly leading in Missouri, where the above ad is running:
[The Red White and Blue Fund] is targeting the Feb. 7 Missouri primary because of a PPP poll that shows Santorum with a 13-point lead over Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican front-runner, in the state. Newt Gingrich did not qualify for the ballot in the state.
Alex Burns adds:
There are no delegates at stake in Missouri, but any win would be helpful for Santorum, and the GOP field as a whole has evidently decided to treat non-binding contests there and in Minnesota, Colorado and Maine with some seriousness.