Romney Gov record gets $2 million defense
June 8th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney Gov record gets $2 million defense

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign has bought almost $2 million worth of ad time for a spot defending the candidate's record as governor of Massachusetts, according to a Republican media tracking source.

The campaign has refused to discuss where it is placing its commercials or the amount of its buys.

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Team Romney has expanded the states where it is placing its general election ads.

For the first time it is buying time for this ad, called "Strong Leadership" in Colorado, New Hampshire and Nevada.

Here is the breakdown of the $1.9 million buy running through Tuesday by state:

- Colorado - $216,000.
– Iowa - $310,000
– New Hampshire - $82,000
– Nevada - $113,000
– Ohio - $823,000
– Virginia - $383,000

The Obama team has been up in these as well as other states in the last month.

As for the president's re-election ad buys, it has purchased $2.26 million for its latest spot touting its job record that is on top of the $12 million buy for its commercial attacking Romney's Massachusetts record.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. cali girl

    being a little obtuse.

    June 8, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  2. bidingo

    Republicans's hypocresy has no bounds. They know that Romney's record as governor is lackluster. He finished 47th in job creation at a time when Clinton and the democrats had the U.S. economy in a boom. Romney was much better raiding companies, leveraging and bankrutpting them and destroying their jobs, in the process making himself a fortune. .If weren't for the Republicans' ONE and ONLY goal "to prevent the reelection of Obama" at all cost and their unprecedented sabotaging and obstruction of any jobs/infrastructure bill that would help the economy the American people would be much better off.

    June 8, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. Bob

    No amount of money can cover for his failed governership.

    Etch-A-Sketch is a fraud, from day 1. A coward who went to France to dodge the draft after protesting in SUPPORT of the draft.

    His grandfather even abandoned this country in favor of Mexico so he could keep his multiple wives.

    June 8, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    Personally, I know all I need or want to know about this unAmerican thug.
    Obama 2012 for ALL Americans and not just the rich ones.

    June 8, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  5. Leroy lopez

    Romney Romney hes our man aint no damn way obummer can

    June 8, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. Mikey

    Let's see. Started with MA 36th in job growth and took them all the way up to 47th. Wow! Oh that's right, 47th is worse than 36th – and worse than almost every other state. I can see why the GOP wants him to be POTUS. Such an outstanding record.

    If you want to know what Massachusetts thought of his performance, he started with an approval rating of 66% in November of 2003 and three years later it was 34%. Of course, then he belived in climate change science, was pro gun control, and was pro-choice. Romney – no core beliefs, out of touch, serial liar

    June 8, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Well spent money. His record in Massachusetts was excellent and it is directly relevant because it shows he can accomplish great things in government as well as in private organizations. For instance, Obama/ Biden 2012 loves to claim that MA was 47th in job creation during Governor Romney's term. Did they ever mention that it was 50th before his term? Or did they mention that he did improve job creation while at the same time turning a $3 billion deficit into an $800 million surplus for the state? He delivered great results. He will deliver great results as President. We need them.

    June 8, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  8. From MN

    Mitt mitt mitt mitt mitt. You are a scoundrel!

    June 8, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  9. California Gary

    It will take a lot more than $2 million dollars to reconstruct and clean up his record as governor. It is what it is........and throwing money at it won't change it.

    June 8, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    Do your job CNN and the rest of the "liberal media". Please call out Romney and the GOP for the serial liars they are.

    June 8, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. Sahara

    hahahhahahaaaaa, i sense willard is scared boy, why running ads to defend your record, remember Karl Rove thought you something, in MA, you exactly displayed the business record and where did that got us into, survival of the fittest, the typical bain way and now you are running 2million ad to suppress the info, dont worry, November is by the corner, Mitt must come clean of who he really is, Who is Mitt?

    June 8, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  12. Sahara

    - Colorado – $216,000.
    – Iowa – $310,000
    – New Hampshire – $82,000
    – Nevada – $113,000
    – Ohio – $823,000
    – Virginia – $383,000

    that is what Willard is lol, hahahahahahaa, u need to come to MA and ask questions about Mitt and what he did in this State, Colossal disaster in the highest order

    June 8, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  13. Gurgyl

    This idiot is not at all worth...

    June 8, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  14. Rucka

    We in Mass went backwards under Romney, and he needed a lot of Federal money to pull off the Olympics... what record is he claiming ?

    June 8, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  15. george of the jungle

    everything about romneys campaign is a big secret. Do much for transparancy. Hidden money missing tax forms . Has anyone seen him on a news talk show besides Fox. Everything is scripted with this lier. He says things that are not true and when called on them he does not respond just keeps saying it. Milk toast takes his orders from the super pacs. Obama 2012

    June 8, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  16. Thomas

    This isn't about the best man for the job , this is about power, ego and money .

    What went wrong with America , special interest and lobbyest !

    June 8, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    What record? I bet there are a lot of people who live in MA who can't stand him. A family member lives in MA and he says that the only good thing the ex governor did was romneycare, go figure.
    He raised taxes for all who is now bowing to including the NRA whose hunting licenses he increase, if I remember correctly, three times during his bishopness.
    This buy is a male ho. He will do anything for money and he has already said that as long as he gets over 50% that is all he wants and he will do anything for this, including palling around with bankrupted guys like trump.

    June 9, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  18. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney is a lier. Somebody better call his mama. He was running on his governors record but now has to defend it why. Because it was a failure that is why he did not run on it. Forward obama / biden 2012. The only way forward. Romney / gopt backwards.

    June 9, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  19. Ancient Texan

    If Massachusetts isn't bankrupt, then Mitt did a much better job as governor than Obama has done as president of the USA>

    June 9, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  20. Chipster

    Romney knows how jobs are created.... he created jobs by breaking up companies into different divisions, loading the least profitable division with all the debt, then closing that division. Those employees lost their jobs. Romney was profitable because he was able to unload the unprofitable sectors of his businesses, investing only in the most profitable. A president doesn't have that option. A president must invest in lifting the unprofitable areas and even invest sometimes in things that cost a lot of money but have no monetary return – disease control, defense, technology, medical research... It's called promoting the general welfare and preserving the nation for future generations.

    June 9, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  21. GI Joe

    Why doesn't he go to McDowell and Mingo counties in S. West Virginia to see how REAL PEOPLE are forced to live? Even Senator Manchin won't go. They can't stand to see the looks on the faces of starving children. All is well with them and their money – to heck with real people.

    June 9, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |