Washington (CNN) – The super PAC backing Mitt Romney's candidacy is back on the air with a major $4.3 million ad campaign beginning Wednesday in nine battleground states.
The commercials will air on broadcast and cable in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, the group announced Wednesday.
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Interestingly there is no buy in Pennsylvania although the PAC did air $837,000 worth of spots there before Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on April 10.
The group is airing an ad touting Romney's help in aiding the search for a colleague's daughter when she went missing in New York. Romney was heading the venture capital firm Bain Capital at the time.
The PAC's buy comes days after the Obama re-election campaign went up with $834,000 worth of ads in Iowa, Virginia and Ohio battling back on attacks against the Obama administration's energy policies and attacking Mitt Romney's for some of his business practices.
The breakdown of Restore Our Future's buy is: Colorado ($293,000); Florida ($857,000); Iowa ($490,000); Michigan ($465,000); North Carolina ($773,000); New Hampshire ($231,000); Nevada ($278,000); Ohio ($581,000); Virginia ($354,000).
This ad buy goes for two weeks ending May 16.
As Romney's campaign opponents have pulled out, Restore Our Future has removed from its YouTube channel the blistering ads it aired during earlier primary contests which criticized both Santorum and Newt Gingrich as they mounted major challenges to Romney.