February 23rd, 2009
03:55 PM ET
9 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. FreeNLovIt

    Folks, America was ruined before Obie got to it. To help out, we need the elpehants to pay off 5 trillion dollars left by W.

    February 23, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. Automarc

    Barney Frank for President!

    February 23, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. ray

    when will these morons on the right learn? now here we have this nuckle head mitt giving money so his party can get back the power they wnats.these people is all about power they dont care about america and americans. i wish and pray everyday that these obstructionist can all vanish from this earth soon. i wonder what pig belly rush limbaugh is saying about the indian americans who wants to be president? hahahah rush you will need some more meds.

    February 23, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Jon

    I wonder which bank Romney stole the money from, or which Ponzi scheme.

    February 23, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  5. Moe, NY

    LOL nice spin Romney! The Republican/Conservative "spending abuse" of the last eight years is what got America into the mess it currently faces.

    February 23, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. Val in MA

    Good for him. I just recently sent in a donation to his PAC so I am glad to see it is being used for good cause.

    February 23, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  7. Val in MA

    Good for him. I just recently sent in a contribution to his PAC so I am glad to see it is being used for good cause. I am tired of liberals ruining our country.

    February 23, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. Matthew, Detroit



    February 23, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  9. lm

    He's still around.

    February 23, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. Jackie in Dallas

    Please, if you are going to call him names, even when he deserves them, spell them right....it is douche bag!

    What many of the GOP seem to forget is that the government is part of the people. They are not just the elite sitting there. So yes, there may be some stimulating of the government...of government spending on highways, bridges, levees, public buildings, etc. that looks like it is just spending on the government...but it IS creating jobs, it IS benefiting the people as a whole, and it IS necessary.

    What he ought to be writing checks for is to buy them clues that tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich DO NOT work. Trickle down does not work. Get a new song and dance, this one is no longer a golden oldie but a smelly, week old fish, wrapped in the same old paper.

    February 23, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  11. Raju

    Yes, TWIT!

    These Ostriches, had their head stuck in the sand for too long. All of a sudden they want to be fiscally responsible. Republicans have put this country in a $5 Trillion hole. I think Romney along with these Undaunted Dozen Otsriches should jump into that ditch they dug us into.

    February 23, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  12. shoegazer

    Maybe the Republican members should have been a little more"courageous"over the past eight years.Nitwits!!

    February 23, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  13. Kent

    I see that GOP accounting procedures haven't changed one bit. Romney says he has sent checks to the 'undaunted dozen', but only 11 congressmen received the money. So who got the twelfth check, Mr Romney?

    February 23, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  14. Rick

    Are you kidding me? 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 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. Independent

    That's what I call wasteful spending period.

    February 23, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  16. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Sweetheart mortgage deals offered to Obama and his collegues was nothing so it seemed. " It is not illegal because Iam the President" – Nixon. Sound familar.

    February 23, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. FreeNLovIt


    February 23, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Jackie in Dallas


    Yes, President Obama spent money in his campaign, and very effectively marketed himself in ways that the GOP didn't understand. The interesting thing was that the greatest majority of the money spent was in the form of $20 – $50 donations from millions of people. It was the only method left to him after the GOP started using divisive tactics, name calling, bigotry, and innuendo.

    And lest you forget, President Bush's first term was granted to him by the Supreme Court, some of which had been appointed by his daddy. Yippee. The popular vote was not for Bush and let's face it, the recount in Florida was a joke, and the people who suffered under his two terms being called traitors and communists for not supporting his illegal war in Iraq are now flexing their muscles. We might not agree with everything President Obama does and says, but at least we know what that IS, instead of finding out when it finally leaks outs months/years later.

    Romney, and others of his ilk such as McCain, have no concept of what life is like in "real" reality. Let them face foreclosures on all their multimillion dollar homes and have all their fancy cars impounded, and their credit card rates go up to 30% or higher, and they'll be screaming loudly for help. They'll forget their "conservative" principles fast enough when it benefits THEM and their country club buddies.

    February 23, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. chuck

    Mitt Romney is a bag of garbage just like the rest of the racial republicans who are working overtime to use the black idiots that are with them for their personal gains. It will always be a white Republican that will put out to represent them in 2012. Unfortunately they will all be defeated because President Obama will win a second term in the White House.

    February 23, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  20. Cynthia - Arkansas

    Could the Republicans please wait a while until they start campaigning for 2012. I don't think we can stand this continued campaign postering. We are in serious straits here folk. Could you please let the grownups try to fix this mess we're in? The Party of "NO" will only continue to bad mouth President Obama and work against anything he or his administration trys to do. They would rather see this country be brought to ruin before they would work with Obama. Now that is a sad state of affairs! They have freaks like Keyes, Michael Steele, Rush and all the rest of the Faux News Network out there talking crazy stuff. These people need to put a lid on it!

    February 23, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  21. American

    Mitt who????????????

    February 23, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  22. MJ

    If Rummey had that much money then why was he selling his two houses? Maybe he did and that is the money he is lending. Stupid Republicans for taking this money from Rummey. It will come with strings and they will still have to ask the Government to bail them out. People take care of your people at home who vote for you instead of listening to stupid people who know they want get reelected.

    February 23, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. Seattle Sue

    I was forced to try it the Republican way for eight years. As far as I'm concerned the Republicans can go pizz up a rope. I will never believe one much less vote for one.

    February 23, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  24. brianne

    I find GOP criticism of the stimulus package hilarious. Next up 'stimulus' will be chosen as VP candidate then 'stimulus' will make history as choice for RNC chair. GOP get over yourselves. No one trusts you on economic and now military issues. See 06 and 08 election results. Stimulus is so horrible that the GOP Governors who have been making a show of railing against will only accept 97%+ of it. Ohhh the other 3% is soooo terrible!! BTW thanks for the lovely recession we've been having. Great fun watching so many ppl lose their jobs. Homelessness and joblessness rise sharply following 8 yrs of GOP.

    February 23, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. Chloe

    I hope this comes back to bite Mitt in the butt!

    February 23, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
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