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. Marty

    Sold two mansions, greed greed .

    February 23, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. Romney couldn't even beat McSame

    Your savior lost out to the old man

    February 23, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  3. Texan

    How much did SarahPAC donate?

    February 23, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    WELL, LOOK WHO IS GETTING READY FOR A 2012 PRESIDENTIAL RUN.

    I can't wait to see how many times his policy positions change over the next couple of years.

    "Let me conduct a poll and I'll be right with you".

    February 23, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. Matthew, Detroit

    MITT...

    YOU THE MAN.

    THE OTHERS ARE JUST JEALOUS

    February 23, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  6. elizabeth

    If anyone thinks that Mitt is donating money because of his adherence to solid Republican principles.....LOL...He continues to posture for support in 2012! Anything to keep your face out there and look good!

    February 23, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  7. Matthew, Detroit

    DONALD.

    The NEEDY family needs to get off their butts and get jobs.

    February 23, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Richie

    I think the dems have a chance to have 97 senators over the course of the next few years. I plan to contribute to each and every democratic candidate trying to unseat a repug in 2010, 2012, etc.

    February 23, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. G.R.I.T.S. - Girl Raised in the South

    Wow, the trolls are out today: NATIONALIZING BANKS AND OIL WILL ONLY LEAD US TO SOCIALISM. Hey, genius, the nationalization gig was first proposed by some socialist Republicans!

    February 23, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  10. Sandra, Washinmgton

    Mathew, Detroit,
    Before you call others names you
    should learn to add & read. It is obvious
    by your comments that you can do neither.

    February 23, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Matthew, Detroit

    FREE N LOVINIT. whatever...

    PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 5 TRILLION added to the national debt in 8 years.

    Barack 1.6 Trillion in 2009, 1.3 Trillion in 2010, 1.3 Trillion in 2011, and 550 Billion in 2012. WOW. 4.7 TRILLION in 4 YEARS.

    YEP YOUR GUY BARACK IS A HERO ON SPENDING.

    STOP SPENDING. BUSH WAS WRONG. BARACK IS WORSE. THEY BOTH NEED TO GO AS DO ANY CONGRESSMAN THAT SPEND.

    February 23, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. kayla

    THE REPUGS IS ALL ABOUT POWER AND AND PRESTIGE. IT IS NEVER ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTS THEM. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

    February 23, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. Sandra, Washington

    Mathew, Detroit,,
    Before you call others names you
    should learn to add & read. It is obvious
    by your comments that you can do neither.

    February 23, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Baze

    Politics as usual

    February 23, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. reggie

    Romney/Palin 2012!!!!!

    February 23, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. Sandra, Washington

    Mathew, Detroit,,
    Before you call others names you
    should learn to add & read. It is obvious
    by your comments that you can do neither....

    February 23, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. kayla

    LIKE I SAID. THE REPUGS ARE ALL ABOUT POWER AND PRESTIGE. NEVER ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED THEM.

    February 23, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. Matt in MN

    @Conservative Principles and the line of "No more of the rich … like Romney …. thinking they can buy elections and force a particular result."

    And just which candidate bought 30 minutes of airtime for their infomercial, and spent more than any other candidate ever had when running for the Presidency?

    So do you really, REALLY want to get into the topic of buying elections?

    February 23, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. Rave

    In a nutshell, Romney is a Douschebag.

    February 23, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. Eileen

    Another attempt by Romney to buy a presidency. Look how well that worked out for him the last time.

    February 23, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  21. Matthew, Detroit

    Great Guy.

    I wish this guy was running MICHIGAN.

    This crazy broad we have has run the State into the ground.

    She has buried us everday since she was elected. She has spent forward revenue from boating, licenses, etc... She spends more than she takes in and has put the state in a recession for the last 5 years. TRULY a TERRIBLE GOVERNOR.
    AND what a joke Barack is picking her to head up an ECONOMIC committee. Does Barack really know what he is doing.

    February 23, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  22. Zion

    We are ridiculous as a country. Romney, you almost went broke running for president, so much for fiscal responsibility. Meanwhile Obama broke fundraising records. I don't know about the rest of you, but I want to listen to the guy who had a money surplus.

    February 23, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  23. Automarc

    I'm sure everyone is proud of the stimulus plan that does nothing for anyone making comments on this site.

    Obama made a huge mistake following Polosi's plan and orders, I really thought until that he had a great chance to do great things.

    Oh well,

    February 23, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  24. Bankrupt in USA

    The Purchase of the 2012 Repuglican Presidential nomination by Mitt Romney, one contribution at a time.
    The country is in a crisis and instead of contribute constructive ideas all some people know how to do is engage in partisan attacks for personal political gain.

    February 23, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  25. Zion

    Matthew, Detroit, you obviously know nothing about economics because I just read your statements. Second, Mitt Romney's dad had great business accomplishments, Romeny was present to inherit that wealth. Again, if he were such as savvy business man then why did he almost go broke campaigning for president? Hey, watch this Republicans, Bush not only put us in debt, but he combined it with your precious tax cuts which meant that there was more money not going into the economy. To cure the economy you have to spend. I wish these same Republicans put up this much of a fight when they sent our children off to war without thinking about the consequences and offered Bush a blank check. Again, your sort finds that to be savvy, and worthy of some sort of recognition. What is so hot about being broke as a result of Bush policies?

    February 23, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
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