What GOP Hopefuls Spent Money on in February

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a town hall-style meeting at the Sullivan Community Center Gymnasium March 18, 2012 in Vernon Hills, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state?s primary elections , when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Daily Beast waded through February's FEC filings to find out how the Republican candidates are burning through their dwindling piles of cash. Ron Paul's campaign somehow managed 50 separate shopping trips to Whole Foods in February. Gingrich spent $91,000 on "security services" from the Patriot Group — this was before Newt was actually given Secret Service protection early this month. Romney's campaign spent $120 last month in online subscriptions to The Economist. 

The Romney campaign raised $11.5 million last month, but spent $400,000 more than it raised. All for those ever-so-clever Economist captions, Mitt?