Romney super PAC brings in $6.4 million in February
March 20th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
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Romney super PAC brings in $6.4 million in February

(CNN) – Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, raised $6.4 million in February, according to documents the organization planned to file with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday.

The group spent $12.2 million, much of which was used to run television ads tearing apart Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination. In all, the group has spent just over $26 million in 2012.

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At the end of February, Restore Our Future had $10.5 million cash on hand, and held no debt.

The largest contributor to Restore Our Future in February was Bob Perry, a builder in Texas who gave the group $3 million February 15. Perry was also a major contributor to "Swift Vets and POWs for Truth," the independent group that made claims against Sen. John Kerry during his bid for president in 2004.

Payday loan company Advance America also contributed $25,000 to the group, the first time the organization has donated to the pro-Romney super PAC. Lenders offering payday loans have come under intense fire from consumer advocates, who say they exploit people by charging high interest rates.

CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    The Romneylans are getting ready for a full scale negative ad invasion of the United States, people.

    March 20, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Just getting tuned up for the big dance in November.... Gonna have to counter the endless millions the unions are going to pour into Obama's campaign as payback for giving them GM, and all those state jobs with stimulus money, and interfering with Boeing's business, etc.

    March 20, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. Voice of Reason

    He could pave the road to the White House with gold, and still not be able to un-do the damage he has done to himself and his party over the last six months.

    The American people will not be fooled. We have seen that his positions sway in the wind like a weathervane. He's got pat answers for everything, but those answers dont hold up under scrutiny. His boasting about being a man of business doesnt hold true when you see that he wasnt all that successful at being an executive, only at being an investor.

    The American right-wing is throwing money at this guy, and he can barely stay ahead of Rick Santorum, who is spending a fraction of the cash that he is. Obama's going to hand Romney his hat, and walk into a second term like its business as usual.

    March 20, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Voice of Reason

    @Truth: Please remember that Unions have les power and fewer members now than at any time since the Great Depression.

    Its not about unions – Romney's just THAT unpopular.

    March 20, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Just Say No to Flipper

    Just wait for Rmoney to really start spending big as the establishment elites running the GOBP continue to try buy the nomination and ram Rmoney down the throats of unwilling voters.

    March 20, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Voice of Reason - @Truth: Please remember that Unions have les power and fewer members now than at any time since the Great Depression.
    ===============================================================================================
    Still millions of them (and a LOT of them are government workers) and they OWN the Democrat Party, lock, stock and barrel. I would venture to guess that union leaders are THE most frequent visitor to the Whitehouse. Delivering their instructions no doubt.

    March 20, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. tcaros

    "Restore our Future".. ... more like "Help the Rich Get Richer"

    The Superpac is composed of corporate and wealthy cheats.

    March 20, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Jariv

    @Voice of Reason – You are just plain stupid and full of it. That is all I can say.... wow really.

    March 20, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Dave

    Of course His buddies at Bain are loadin up for him. Romney embesled millions directly from the Us Gov to Bains pockets & therefore directly into his pockets. Its not just the public sector he & his lobbyists got money for. Between Mass & the 02 games & Bain He is the biggest HEAVY WEIGHT in EARMARKS in History!!!

    March 20, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans hook their dreams to the man behind the Swift Boat lies.

    March 20, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. SiriusVH

    T'is time to send money to Obama .....

    March 20, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Mitt Romney Is Soo Plastic he Makes Mannequins Looks Real

    Payday Loan Company exploit people by charging high interest rates...Mannequin Mitt exploit people as a "Vulture Capitalist" by raiding compaines, firing people and shipping jobs to CHINA, while stashing his loot at Swiss Bank accounts and CAYMEN ISLAND!!!!

    Birds of the same feather.......!!!!

    March 20, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. Mitt Romney Is Soo Plastic he Makes Mannequins Looks Real

    Mannequin Mitt can't WIN, so all he had to do is SPEND SPEND AND SPEND donors money....the guy is soulless plastic, what do you expect?

    LOL

    March 20, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Four and The Door

    Republicans and Independents are rallying around Mitt Romney. The nation needs responsible, experienced, proven leadership and Mitt Romney is the right guy with the right capabilities at the right time. We have heard enough excuses in the last 3 years and we can do better. Romney 2012!

    March 20, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  15. Texas Dude

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth can't handle the truth. The truth is that it's the GOP that wants to buy its way into power!

    March 20, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    Jariv, when you can't counter the truth just resort to name calling. Sorry, but thinking Americans have grown weary the repub playbook.

    March 20, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  17. Independent in NC

    @Texas Dude, Thank you for telling it like it is. Let's ignore Truth and maybe he will stop his Lies and Nothing but Lies.
    Romney is treating The Presidency as if it is a corporation he bought when he was at Bain. Anyone with half a brain knows that Payday Loans are vultures preying on the poor.

    March 20, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Woman In California

    No surprise here. Willard will bend over for anyone he thinks can take him to the White House. No exceptions, no morals, no ethics – just get him the presidency. He has far too many unanswered questions about him that voters will never know (which is his intention). No thanks, I want a president not a pawn broker. Just say NO to Willard.

    March 20, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  19. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Who care, republicans can't buy this election!!!

    March 20, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    The teapublikans/rethugs will do anything in their power to send this guy against the President.
    Unfortunately, we already know better and he has as much of a chance as the AK bimbo did as vp.
    Money is NOT going to buy them this election because they have ticked off (is that better CNN?) off everyone that I can think of except for the super millionaires! The rethug women don't count. They don't have a voice in anything they can or should do.

    March 20, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  21. Mikey

    @Truth – Finally the truth. LOL

    March 20, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  22. Thomas

    All five of Mitt Romney's sons avoided military service. Mitts son Mate says it was more important to help his fathers campaign .

    6.4 million worth of Hypocrisy .

    March 20, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |