February 23rd, 2009
03:55 PM ET
6 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. Larry

    Romney is just a stuffed shirt with a mouth

    Even less useful than most Republicans ... if that's possible

    February 23, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. K, California

    oh...looks like the DCCC is giving the GOP a taste of its own bitter games. I hope we get a lot harder on them. Its about time that party was taken out into the woods and slapped around. The bloodbath of november 2008 was just the beginning

    February 23, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Matthew, Detroit

    a southern bell,

    You apparently dont pay taxes otherwise you would not be so hot

    to see additional spending.

    That is okay my family will pay our bills, our taxes, and make sure you continue to be able to use the computer at the library while you waste away your day.

    Get a JOB and contribute.

    February 23, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. Ted

    Mary... Your "stock investments"...are gone. The Wall Street crooks took them just like they did mine years ago. You gambled and lost!! Forget about it.

    February 23, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Matthew, Detroit

    Barack spent 90 Million Dollars on his Inauguration.

    He raised 750 MILLION on his campaign.

    The guy spent your money and his. Stop complaining. You knew what you were in for when this guy got elected. Barack loves to spend other peoples money.

    Clinton spent 30 million on his inauguration. Bush spent 40. BARACK 90. In the middle of a financial crisis. Like he didnt know the economy was in the dumps when he ran. The guy is a joke. I was wishing him well, up to the point he keeps spending and wants to nationalize banks. He wants to be and is a Benelovent Dictator.

    February 23, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Diane

    This sure seems close to "Pay to Play".

    February 23, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Most of the 12 have been in office so long they need to be put out anyway. When will the public start demanding term limits on the House and Senate so the old geezers don't die setting in their chamber chairs???

    February 23, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Matthew, Detroit

    JULY,

    Get Educated. Mitt Romney and George Bush are opposites.

    They are nothing alike and dont believe in the same things.

    MITT is financially conservative and very sound. He is socially conservative as well. He is against illegal immigration.

    Bush in fact was very moderate and close to being a liberal on spending and the immigration issues. He was really only conservative on the war.

    Think before you write something. It makes you look ignorant.

    February 23, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  9. Patrick Era

    McCain said Governor Romney lies – I believe him!

    February 23, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. FLA

    After the last eight years, the GOP is hardly credible with "fiscal responsibility," wasting trillions on an unnecessary diversion in Iraq while giving tax breaks to the wealthiest incomes in the middle of a war. No wonder Romney seems to have more money to spare. Come on.

    At least this spending is meant to stimulate/save our country's economy this time.

    February 23, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  11. Matthew, Detroit

    TO: FORMER REPUBLICAN.

    First I dont believe you. That is a lie.

    Second If you are so concerned about the 5 Trillion that George Bush left us in 8 TOTAL years...

    WHY are you so eager to support Barrack who has listed Deficits of 1.6 Trillion for 2009, 1.3 Trillion 2010. 1.3 Trillion for 2011, and 550 billion for 2012. Grand total 4.6 Trillion in (4 count them 4 ) years.

    TWO WRONGS DONT MAKE A RIGHT. WE ARE BROKE.

    February 23, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    And you GOPers blabber about Obama doing things just for spotlight and political showmanship? Please. The Stormin' Mormon is the peacock of political mating dancers.

    February 23, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. FreeNLovIt

    For the ELEPHANTS to have any credibility in boycotting Obama's policies or actions, they will FIRST need to pay back the 5 trillion dollars left by giving W a blank check. Meanwhile, elephants still have big butts and they still use their trunks to choke or suffocate you. So, we just got rid of Darth Vader and the Sith. Let's not go back there. Remember, even in the Bible, in difficult times, Joseph (Genesis) had to help save the millions of hungry citizens and foreigners. I dont know about you, but I'm bagging up those grains. ,....

    February 23, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. shucks

    MItt and fellow republicans: The stimulus package is for your constituents not for you. Get that through your thick heads. The only way that the republicans would have thought this was for them is if they had gotten more tax cuts such as the ones given to them by Bush. We see how much that stimulated the economy. Right through the floor. Idiots.

    February 23, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. Sam Sixpack

    How are we ever going to all become good communists if we don't make the few remaining Republicans shut up? Is it time to learn Chinese yet?

    February 23, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Matthew, Detroit

    MITT ROMNEY.

    GREAT.

    INTELLIGENT.

    REAL.

    LEADER.

    SMART.

    FISCALLY SOUND.

    BUSINESS MAN.

    REAL WORLD KNOWLEDGE.

    NOT SOME IDIOT FROM CHICAGO THAT RAN FOR OFFICE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS AND KNOWS HOW TO BE A CHEERLEADER BUT NOT HOW TO FIX THINGS, WELL UNLESS YOU ARE VENUZUELA and you are looking for a Dictator like CHAVEZ.

    NATIONALIZING BANKS AND OIL WILL ONLY LEAD US TO SOCIALISM.

    February 23, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Patrick Era

    According to Republicans, monies for taxe cuts to the wealthiest, the avoidable war and defense (that goes to defense contractors not the soldiers) are OK, but not for the American people that do the labor and pay the taxes. SHAMEFUL – is the word!

    February 23, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. cmc

    no surprise!!!!!!!!! Hey let these republicans sink or swim like Wall St. If they think they are right, let them raise their own money etc. Hey that's what they want "Americans" average Americans to do, so let them practice what they are preaching!!!!!!!!!! Let see how much get donated to them?

    February 23, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. no corporate politics

    DNC thugs vs. RNC thugs. RNC lied, DNC lied, Bush lied, Obama lied.

    Time to start thinking third party locally, if you are tired of the same old politics.

    February 23, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I guess that's all Romney could pay after selling 2 of his 4 mansions.

    February 23, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. shucks

    RJ, wishful thinking. By 2010 the republicans will have dug such a whole they won't see light for 20 years especially if they keep up their rhetoric, anger, divisiveness and hatred. It's time to get over your loss in November and grow up and act like responsible citizens, not a bunch of disgruntled whiners.

    February 23, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  22. Reality Check

    Romney has a point. How does saving a mouse in Santa Barbara stimulate the economy?

    February 23, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  23. Sue Smith

    I hope Mitt Romney runs for President in 2012. He is so smart and knows alot about the economy. It's too bad John McCain did not pick Mitt as his running mate. I think the election may have turned out differently.

    February 23, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  24. Matthew, Detroit

    The RICH dont make you poor.

    Your lack of work ethic, lack of knowledge, lack of opportunity, lack of perceverence, lack of skill, or maybe even your lack of luck causes your life outcome.

    Dont blame some guy because his family had money and he made more money.

    People have an opportunity in America to get off their butts and make themselves a success. But they cant do that wilthout sacrifice. They have to live a good clean life and work hard to get there best case scenario.

    The Mental with the Octuplets had as much an opportunity as anyone to be successfull in this country. But instead she chose to be crazy, have 14 kids, and DRAIN the US welfare system for everything it is worth. SHE IS A LOSER AND A Pariah on AMERICA.

    Stop whining that your life is so so bad and try to pick yourself up and move forward. If you made bad choices in your life than that is your own fault and others should not have to pay for it.

    February 23, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  25. B

    You go Romney!
    Soros bought obama his office knowing the man would destroy America.

    February 23, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
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