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:
North Carolina: $652,010
New Hampshire: $82,750