Pro-Santorum super-PAC makes $260,000 ad buy in Louisiana

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The ad buy begins Tuesday and will be in full swing by Wednesday, according to the super-PAC.

In recent days, Santorum's campaign and the Red, White and Blue Fund have focused on energy policy. At an energy forum on Monday Santorum criticized Obama for what he said was not adequately embracing oil drilling.

"We have a president shutting down, as we know, federal lands for oil and gas development," Santorum said according to The Mississippi Press. "He crows about energy production being up as his energy secretary says he is for eight dollar a gallon gasoline."

At the same event, Santorum also said it was important for Republicans to pick a candidate who could challenge Obama on energy policy — a claim he's used on a number of policy topics to argue that rival Mitt Romney should not get the Republican nomination.

"We want to make sure we have a candidate who can go up against President Obama and who can make the case about energy in our future," Santorum said according to the Mississippi paper.

Louisiana's primary will take place on March 24.