Tiny Bachmann Super PAC Stumps for Santorum (Update 1)

Updated from 11:12 a.m. ET with Bob Harris' email response

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A small super PAC backing Rick Santorum splurged this week on political ads to help the fading Republican presidential candidate in next month's North Carolina primary.

Keep Conservatives United spent $10,237 on Tuesday in the state for ads that opposed GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney as well as Newt Gingrich, and supported Santorum, according to ProPublica's PAC Track , the first outward sign of support since the PAC's previous favorite, Michele Bachmann, dropped from the race.

Bob Harris, a conservative activist listed by the Federal Election Commission as the super PAC's treasurer, was listed as the contact for a March 29 post on the super PAC's Web site that called for conservatives to unite behind Santorum, and in an email response for comment on the change, Harris told TheStreet that Keep Conservatives United switched its support "three weeks ago because Romney can't beat Obama."

In the post on March 29, Harris said: "Before the Iowa caucus, we supported Michele Bachmann, not Santorum. But she lost and now the choice is between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. The Washington Republicans may well be the only people less trusted than Obama. So why on earth would we crown their guy Mitt?"

One of the ads , which is posted on the super PAC's site, attacks Romney and said that he can't run against President Barack Obama on health care.

Problematic for the pro-Santorum television ads is that they launched Tuesday in only the Wilmington, N.C., market, according to keepconservativesunited.com . This market represents about 1% of the entire state's population.

Though Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Romney, hasn't spent a dime in North Carolina, Gingrich-backing PAC Winning Our Future has allocated funds of about $73,657 to the Southern state.

Gingrich's only two primary victories came in South Carolina and Georgia -- his home state -- both political territories somewhat similar to North Carolina.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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