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"I would actually rather support eliminating all of the various rules that stop people, middle class people, from raising money and instead allow people to donate unlimited Beats By Dr Dre Customafter-tax money as long as they report it every single night on the Internet," Gingrich said. "Then the candidates would have the money, the candidates would run the ads. And frankly, if Romney would have had to say at the end of each of those ads, 'I approve this,' they wouldn't have run them."