Twelve Super PACs have spent $12.9 million in Iowa, battleground states

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Twelve Super PACs spent $12.9 million in Iowa and other early GOP battleground states through New Year’s Day, according to iWatch News.

The top beneficiary was Mitt Romney, who saw $4.6 million was spent on his behalf, the vast majority for ads targeting Newt Gingrich. Second was Rick Perry, who benefited from $3.7 million in outside spending.

Most interesting: Ten of the 12 Super PACS have not yet reported their donors. The two that have did so last summer.

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