Pro-Romney super PAC going up with more than $7 million in new ad buy
June 18th, 2012
08:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Pro-Romney super PAC going up with more than $7 million in new ad buy

Washington (CNN) – Flush with new cash from Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson, Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney, is buying more than $7 million in new ad spending, a Republican media buying source confirmed Monday.

The $7.34 million buy covers two weeks of commercials beginning Wednesday in nine battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia–the same ones in which President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is advertising.

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The group refused to discuss its new buy, including which ads it may be running. These will be the first spots the group will have aired in over a month–since May 16–as it saves it resources. In that time Romney's campaign started its own general election advertising campaign. This will be the first time since the general election ad season began that both Romney and Restore Our Future will be on the air at the same time.

Meanwhile, CNN has learned Team Romney has bought in almost $3 million for another week of ads in the seven battleground states. It had purchased its largest amount of the general election season –$3.24 million – for its ad attacking Obama using his "the private sector is fine" line. That buy runs through Tuesday.

The new Romney buy beginning Wednesday totals $2.99 million and breaks down this way according to the Republican media buying source:

Colorado: $565,215

Iowa: $390,455

North Carolina: $652,010

New Hampshire: $82,750

Ohio: $911,845

Virginia: $392,690

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. n

    Take a good look America . . . At this man Romney. No substance.

    June 18, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  2. citizen9

    The tv stations and networks have got to love the Citizens ruling. Who would have thought the SCOTUS would be a stimulus creator.

    June 18, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Romney looks like a blah guy in that shot. It seems to be showing a bit of a gut. It is as close he is going to get a common man.

    His commercials are likely all negative because he doesn't have a real record to run on.

    June 18, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  4. AKsteve

    Thank God there are millionaires out there telling us who to vote for. Get your next president at "Best Buy". Highest bidder wins. The rest of us loose big time. America is finished.

    June 19, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  5. mike

    It's Meg Whitman part 2, and it will have the same ending.

    June 19, 2012 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  6. L. R. Long

    It's just so obvious Romney would be a terrible president. If he loves this country, as much as he claims to, he should spare this election and give it to Obama. Seriously, Mitt... Watching you campaign is painful.

    June 19, 2012 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  7. Hey Romney!

    It's time to Meet the Press! How bout this Sunday? It's a date!

    June 19, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  8. a in austin

    The top 1% of the 1% (196 people) have donated at least 80% of the super pac money for the gobp. What/who are they trying to buy? With Adelson's contributions, how much was from China? Our democracy is NOT for sale! What a bunch of puppets.

    June 19, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  9. King

    the buying of America democracy commence by the rich and powerful. while. china is consolidation of power is focus on taking over the world these repubs missions of divide and conquer is in full swing . china is moderninlzing their cointry and attracting investors from American corporations who are the same ones bankrolling China's explosion with American jobs and American tax cut money. I wonder what future American will say, when they look back at this era and justify why china is the only superpower of their time

    June 19, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  10. Arun

    Let the lieing begin!!

    June 19, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |