Gingrich's campaign delayed its first email slam until 9:14 p.m., with about 45 minutes left in the debate.

But unlike Paul's and Romney's carefully crafted assaults, Gingrich's camp simply sent a copy of a Boston Globe article that questioned Romney's stance on contraception .

The Santorum campaign, still running on a tight budget, did not send any emails, which made the former senator the only candidate without a voice in the email circus.

After the debate finished around 10 p.m., Romney delivered three more emails -- all focused on politicians who supported him -- while Gingrich sent a duplicate of his first email that quoted the Boston Globe.

Total tally of opposition emails received by this reporter during the debate: Romney, 10; Paul, three; Gingrich, three. Targeted in the debate: Santorum, eight times; Romney, three times.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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