Romney opens wallet to GOP
April 5th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney opens wallet to GOP

Washington (CNN) – Once again, Mitt Romney's coming to the aid of fellow Republicans.

The former Massachusetts governor and probable 2012 GOP presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that Free and Strong America PAC, his political action committee, is contributing $15,000 each to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

"President Obama and his big spending allies in Congress have confused priorities for our nation," says Romney in an email statement. "Instead of focusing on putting unemployed Americans back to work, they have raised taxes, expanded the size and scope of government and prolonged the recession. I believe that by electing Republicans, we will make America strong and prosperous again."

The $45,000 in new contributions brings to over $425,000 Romney's donated to GOP lawmakers and Republican party national and state committees this year.

Romney also was a big supporter of Republican candidates last year during the midterm elections. Such assistance could pay dividends later this year and next year if Romney, as expected, runs again for the White House.

Romney, who ran for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, says he will decide later this year if he'll make another bid for the White House.

Romney's PAC raised nearly $1.9 million in the first quarter of this year.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. a in austin

    How nice it must be to be able to "drop" $45,000 like that and over $400,000 this year? People are struggling and all you can do is say taxes have gone up? This ain't faux news...another one born with that silver spoon in his mouth. What is it about the rich – we middle class people don't deserve a decent life?

    April 5, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    "Instead of focusing on putting unemployed Americans back to work, they have raised taxes, expanded the size and scope of government and prolonged the recession. I believe that by electing Republicans, we will make America strong and prosperous again."

    That has to be the most ridiculous statement I've heard from you yet Warren Jeffs, I mean Mitt Romney. Your GOP is the real Axis of Evil Dubya warned us about.

    April 5, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. willie floyd

    Whoopee!!! I think the Reps. will see in 2012 that the next election won't be bought. Those who voted the Reps. in this last election are probably already regretting it. If not, they're either incredibly dumb or just aren't paying attention.

    April 5, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    The big spending during the first two years of the Obama administration have been grossly misrepresented.

    The last year of the Bush budget left us with a forecast for a $700B deficit for the first year of the new POTUS, Obama. On top of that an extra $700B was added by TARP before election day. Year one had a $1.4T deficit before voters went to the polls.

    The Obama Stimulus as roughly $700B, which was not spent immediately. The majority of it was spent over the next year's budget, which also started at $700B had unemployment remained under 7% in the hole thanks to the Bush years. The stimulus pushed the annual deficit for 2009 over $1.4T.

    And now that brings us to our current fight over the 2010 budget. The budget that would start at over a $1T because of the decreassed revenue streams due to the high unemployment.

    Jobs, jobs, jobs, are what is needed in combination with careful spending cuts. Jobs, and then cuts. Not cuts, cuts, cuts.

    April 5, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. Patrick from Minnesota

    So what does Romney do when he critisizes Obama for spending money? He spends more money! Hypocrisy at it's finest people.

    April 5, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    CODE WORDS: Never heard Romney use a "code word" against President Obama, but watch the code words used by Bachmann, Gingrich and others. They use code words against President Obama and they will use them against you and me and they get away with it until someone pulls their coat tails.

    April 5, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. Mikey

    So what, pray tell, has the new GOP lead house done toward their espoused #1 priority since they slinked into town in January. You guessed it, didley squat. In fact, they presented a budget that by all estimates would reduce jobs by 400,000 to 700,000. Of course, after they do nothing except eliminate jobs, they will blame the President for the result.

    I'm sure all those older Tea Partiers just love Paul Ryan's Medicare busting proposal... and all the working class Tea Partiers have probably figured out that the GOP/TP is now making war on their ability to make a decent living. Gee, who would have thunk it.

    April 5, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  8. thomas

    Did any of Mitt Romney's Sons do any milatary duty ? NO

    April 5, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. NVa Native

    All the GOPers care about is money. And that most tea-baggers don't have much money and depend on socialist healthcare, medi-caid, and social security. And then the tea-baggers whine and throw tantrums about other people getting benefits?

    April 5, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Just remember folks, if Romney becomes our president, prophet, seer and revelator, we will no longer have to pay taxes, it will be giving our tithing every week.

    Isn't it great to surrender your will to someone simply because he has money he inherited from Daddy? The GOP LOVES to worship the golden calf!

    April 5, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Money comes easy to all of the current day neo-con republicans. They are in the pocket of big business (many foreign owned) and have the deep backing of the wealthy minority of the country.

    April 5, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared war on YOU!

    He'll open his wallet; he'll open his mouth, and you can be equally sure he'll stick to his cultist talking points praising predatory capitalism and pretty much lying or fear-mongering about anything else. Basically, listen carefully and it will sound something like "...the liberals are destroying the things that made this country great, like unregulated capitalism and penalty-free pollution..." Once you recognize the fairy tale lies they repeat, the variations become much easier to catch.

    April 5, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. w l jones

    Sound like dai pay day!

    April 5, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The $45,000 in new contributions brings to over $425,000 Romney's donated to GOP lawmakers and Republican party national and state committees this year. "

    Playing God, too, is he? Reminds me of Corporate CEOs who get the little people (employee's) to contribute to their (CEOs) favorite charities ... and then when all has been tallied up, CEOs take monetary credit for said donations. You all know the drill they use. And here is Mittens, playing the Corporate game of *I'll scratch your back, you scratch my back* always using donations sent to him ... but never using his own funds. And as per the course, taking credit for his little donations.

    April 5, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. Mikey

    @DemoComm – Thank you for your thoughtful, intellegent comment and for helping people understand the just what wonderful people Conservatives are. Your understanding, compassion, and respect for others is a fine example of the Tea Party spirit.

    April 5, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |