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. still hoping

    We're 100% behind you Mitt.

    Finally someone standing up for what's right rather than "crush and destroy" politics of the Obama administration.

    February 23, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. July

    Mitt Bush!

    February 23, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. Mack

    Love it when Mitt does one thing after saying another. He's the one who went to Michigan and said that he would "revitalize" the auto industry, now he says we should let it go into chapter 11. Romney thinks he's a player, but his ability to rally troops is really limited. If you look at how much life he breathed into the MA GOP, you'll know where he stands: Mitt is all about Mitt.

    February 23, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. July

    Dick Mitt BUSH!

    February 23, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Obama supporter

    What a LOSER, Mitt. This moron is just trying to get points now so he can run for office in 2012, who in their right mind will vote for this pretty BOY!!! I don't trust politicians but i really don't trust this joker.

    February 23, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool

    I ask again why PACs are legal. Why should any person looking to represent the people be allowed to accept money from outside of their district?
    PACs, Special interests, Corporate contributions, and Lobbyists, fund and elect our Government usurping "We the people"

    February 23, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. Dutch/Hampton Roads, VA

    What a crock. Old Mormon Mitt needs to hold on to all the cash he can. He'll need it when he runs again in 2012.

    February 23, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Greg Smith, Clifton Heights PA

    OBAMA IS AN IDIOT !!!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Looks like the Stormin' Mormon fell off the hay cart on his way to the barn dance and got his head stepped on by a horsey. Must be all that trouble getting rid of his mansions and down-sizing to multi-million dollar condos. And you GOPers blabber about Obama doing things just for spotlight and political advantage? Please. This guy's the peacock of political mating dancers.

    February 23, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. lived9lives Southern Oregon

    Whaaat? Now members of the Republican party are paying their members to NOTparticipate in solving America's problems? OctuRoms! Paying someone to be irresponsible and being proud of it!
    You betcha!

    February 23, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. tk1

    YOU PEOPLE ENJOY YOUR 13 DOLLARS A WEEK CUZ THATS ALL YOUR GONNA GET, UNLESS YOU LIKE PORK THEN EAT UP!!!!!

    February 23, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    dah dah dah daaaah dah...and on with the show....dah dah dah daaaah dah

    gee, I sure hope nobody mentioned MacBeth before this actor's performance....

    February 23, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. joblesscollegegrad

    someone is starting the 2012 campaign early...

    February 23, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. bill

    When 2010 comes and I am still unemployed, I will vote the dems out just as I did the repubs. When will you dems learn ideas to not translate directly into results and you will find yourselves asking what happended in 12.

    February 23, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. Kevin in Ohio

    Former Republican...very glad you are FORMER. we don't need the likes of you. Continue to spew forth your hate and vitriol with your lwefty friends. And Southern Bell.... get real. Iraq did not cause this mess. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd did when they forced banks in to questionable lending practices.

    February 23, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Truth Bomb Thrower

    FORMER REPUBLICAN: If you were EVER a republican, I'm the pope.
    Who do you think you are kidding? Your little masquerade may fool the gullible, dim-witted Obama kool-aid drinkers, but the rest of us are smart enough to know better.....you life-long democrat you.

    February 23, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Well he should have plenty of money to contribute after selling his ski chalet.

    February 23, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. Lori

    I am so angry at George W and the Republicans for leading us down this horrible path!!! I have so much sympathy for Pres Obama. Romney should realize that the reason why the Republicans have made NO, ZERO gains in the eyes of the American people with their opposition to this bill is because the American people are not stupid (give or take the majority of Republicans). We understand that they dug this unprecedented hole that Pres Obama and the Democrats have to figure out how to get us out of!

    Republicans you cannot rewrite history. YOU CAUSED THIS MESS!!!

    February 23, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  19. john

    The hypocrisy of the Republicans is astounding. Let's give hundreds of billions of $ to Wall Street with no oversight and demand that it be approved immediately – when the idiot in the White House is one of them. But not a single dime is deserving when the new occupant is on the other side.

    February 23, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  20. Sue

    And I suppose Democrats did not want a bill to stimulate the economy? How stupid does he think we are? If this bill does not work, Republicans will bear the blame, because they forced the changes that made it less effective, then refused to do anything but turn their backs on Americans. Despicable behavior continues...

    February 23, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. Stimulus Bill to Nowhere

    Mitt Romney always brings sharp, clean reason to these issues. Eventually, I would not be surprised if he ends up being the guy that really fixes the economy. Even by the administrations own word we can't expect much for maybe a few years. Chances are then, that's all they'll get. There are quicker fixes, but they don't involve a spending spree.

    February 23, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. Otto

    Send me a check too Doctor! You are loaded and the stimulus is too small for ya!

    February 23, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. J.Crobuzon

    Is this the money from the mansions he's selling, or different money? It's wasted money because those obstructive Republicans have to go so we loyal Americans can recover from the Bush Interregnum.

    February 23, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. MurphyMorseJohnson

    The Romneys of the world just don't get it. They are the filthy rich that have caused the bulk of the electorate to be filthy poor. He would do better to lend the money to the poor that his Republican Party empoverished.

    February 23, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Frost/Tennessee

    They put their own heads on the chopping block.. let them pay the price.

    the dirty republicans.. that's the story..

    February 23, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
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