February 23rd, 2009
03:55 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney’s PAC writes checks to 11 of the 'Undaunted Dozen'

Mitt Romney's PAC announced Monday that it is donating money to nearly all of a group of House Republicans who are being targeted by a Democratic campaign because of their opposition to the stimulus bill.
Mitt Romney's PAC announced Monday that it is donating money to nearly all of a group of House Republicans who are being targeted by a Democratic campaign because of their opposition to the stimulus bill.

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is lending a financial hand to a group of House Republicans who have become targets of a new Democratic campaign over their opposition to the $787 billion stimulus bill.

In recorded telephone messages, text messages, and e-mails set to be sent out this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to highlight the opposition of 12 House Republicans to stimulus package.

“What Republicans wanted was a bill to strengthen the economy,” Romney said in a statement announcing the $1000 donations by his Free and Strong America PAC. “What the Democrats passed was a bill to stimulate government. We are committed to helping these courageous Republicans defend their position and fend off political attacks.”

The “Undaunted Dozen,” as Romney calls them, “[stood] up for fiscal responsibility and [said] no to spending abuse.”

Although the former GOP presidential hopeful referred to the dozen members targeted by the DCCC, Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida was not sent a donation because he has announced that he is not seeking re-election in 2010, according to the PAC’s statement.


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soundoff (184 Responses)
  1. Mary

    God Bless You MItt Romey!!!!

    This spending has got to stop!!! Our stock investments are going to disappear if it doesn't stop!!!

    February 23, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  2. Anne

    Foolish Boy.

    February 23, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Jim

    Repubicans should stop their obstructionist politics and find a better way to make their mark. Ronnie is a loser, so do many of those in congress we are waiting to vote against come next electon.

    February 23, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. david goldman

    ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO KEEP US IN THE BUSH PATH

    OF COWBOY ECONOMICS FOR THE WEALTHY & THE

    CONTINUED RAPE OF OUR NATION SHOULD BE VOTED

    OUT OF OFFICE, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. ANYONE

    STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE CHANGE WE HAVE VOTED

    FORE NEEDS TO BE GONE OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE, SABI.

    February 23, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. Beverly, NYC

    He donated the $ from his PAC? Is that HIS money or funds donated to him by other contributors?

    February 23, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. PULEEEZZZ!! lets tell some truth

    ONCE AGAIN its everyone else's fault.. SARAH!!! COULD IT BE that ITS YOU thats not qualified to even run your family let alone the USA? Sure blame it on the media.. oh by the way, 90% of the media is OWNED BY CONSERVATIVE REPBULICANS..is there not a lesson in this SARAH? Could it be YOU thats the problem??? DUH!

    February 23, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. cnnnewser

    Buying political favors, Romney?
    Just another of the many disgusting acts by the republicans.

    February 23, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown

    Your are showing your true stripes Mitt... We will remember this in 4 years!

    February 23, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. EC

    Hey Romney, what the hell can a $1,000 buy buddy? Why don't you DONATE the money from the sale of your two homes for sale.......

    Yep, we thought so. Another Republican who's all TALK and NO WALK....

    February 23, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. Mary

    God Bless You Mitt Romey!!! This spending spree Obama is on needs to STOP. The dems complained about Gov. Palin's wardrobe spending – well this is MUCH MUCH more than her clothes!!!!

    COMPLAIN!!!! I do not want my stock investments to disappear!!

    February 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Crapoihiu

    If you are so wealthy why don't you help those who need it, not these stupid idiots.

    February 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  12. Fan of Common Sense

    These Congressmen are American heroes. They are standing up to the irresponsible democrats/socialists who want to destroy the U.S. econonmy so they can implement their marxist regime.

    THANKS MITT!!! If you had been nominated last year, you would be President right now. I'm looking forward to 2010 when the GOP retakes congress and politically cripples the Obama administration for its final 2 years.

    February 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Rick

    These guys have become "targets" of the democrats? What a joke that is...by the time 2010 rolls around, most Americans will have figured out that they were hoodwinked by Kommandant Obama and his politburo.

    February 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. dr.mimi de la cruz

    JUST LISTEN TO THE SCUMBAG.

    WE CAN COUNT. WE CAN COUNT.

    THE NAZUCANS LEFT US WITH THE BIGGEST

    GOVERNMENT & THE BIGGEST DEFICIT IN THE HISTORY

    OF THIS NATION & IT WASN'T SPENT ON US. THE SCUMBAGS

    NEVER STOP LYING & STEALING UNTIL THEY ARE IN JAIL.

    February 23, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  15. Obama - NOPE

    Mitt 2012 !!!

    February 23, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. Conservative Principles

    Glad to hear that Romney is meddling in local races.

    I'll be sure to fund the opponents of these men in their races.

    No more of the rich ... like Romney .... thinking they can buy elections and force a particular result.

    February 23, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Brilliant move. I always admired his sense of sound business acumen. Who better than to lend his name and money but a former Governor, tried , tested and delivered in all facets of his life. A good opportunity for an election campaign platform...lol.

    February 23, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  18. Sarah from TN

    “Undaunted Dozen,” as Romney calls them, “[stood] up for fiscal responsibility and [said] no to spending abuse.”
    This is a joke right!?!?!? Look who is talking????? Delusional republicans!! THIS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THE PAST 8 YRS!! unbeliavable!!

    February 23, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  19. FORMER REPUBLICAN

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE LEFT US WITH THE LARGES DEFICIT

    IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION & THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO

    TALK ABOUT LARGE GOVERNMENT. THEY HAVE DESTROYED

    OUR ECONOMY & PROBABLY THE ECONOMIES OF THE ENTIRE

    WORLD. WHOEVER BELIEVES THEIR VILE LIES DESERVES THEM.

    THE ANTI-AMERICAN SCUMBAGS NEED TO GIVE IT A REST.

    February 23, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  20. me

    To everyone suffering now:

    Remember, these are the clowns that have not only caused your suffering. They not only are solely responsible for the WORLD falling apart, but now they are the ones trying their hardest to obstruct any effort to rectify the situation.

    Why is anyone even listening to them anymore?

    February 23, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  21. Mike in Ca

    Still Clueless!

    February 23, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. Felly

    Mitt Romney is a moron. This guy made a fortune on Wall Street due to lack of regulation and he is one of the reasons America is broke today. Typical Rebublican greed.

    February 23, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  23. a southern bell

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE SPENT $10-15 BILLION ON IRAQ

    EVERY MONTH, SOLD US OUT TO THE BIGGEST BIDDER

    FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS & NOW ARE TALKING ABOUT BIG

    GOVERNMENT.

    LISTEN SLEAZOS!!!!

    IT IS OUR TAX $$$$$$S & WE ARE SPENDING ON US.

    YOU CAN ALL PACK UP & GO TO HELL !!!!

    February 23, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  24. Lesley

    Not agreeing with the structure and components of the bill is one thing, but not sitting down to work out a compromise and ostracizing fellow Republicans who did sit down to negotiate is unforgiveable. That is obstructionist behavior at it's finest.

    February 23, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. RJ

    Dems better get their heads out of the pork barrel and smell what they're selling.
    Dems are gonna be in for a big surprise come 2010.

    February 23, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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