RNC backing Romney with $5 million ad buy
July 13th, 2012
01:37 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC backing Romney with $5 million ad buy

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee will launch their first television advertisements in support of Mitt Romney Saturday, an RNC official said.

The $5 million ad buy will air beginning on Saturday in seven battleground states, the official said.

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The largest buy is $1 million and will air in the key battleground state of Ohio.

The RNC is spending nearly as much in North Carolina and Virginia - $938,000 and $915,000.

The remainder of the buy is split between New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa, and Nevada.

An RNC official told CNN that "The RNC's fundraising success has allowed us to add an independent expenditure in addition to fully funding the ground game.

"That the committee's financial situation would be this strong would have been unimaginable when Chairman Priebus took over," the official continued.

Romney's campaign and the major super PAC supporting his candidacy - Restore Our Future - has bought millions in television time this month.

– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • RNC
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. jk in MN

    I see lies and more half truths coming from the spin masters -

    July 13, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Governor 47th in Job Creation (excluding jobs off-shored to China)

    Please keep wasting your money and your time with this guy. The Bain pain is far from over.

    July 13, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Jon

    Thank goodness ...

    July 13, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  4. lolo

    Keep on spending those millions for the robot who lies and cheat.

    July 13, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. It's

    It's nice to be able to buy an election!

    July 13, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Let them spend, Bain may buy RNC export to China

    July 13, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Good luck with that .throwing more money down the toilet on a loseing canadate,we like it ,romney the clown will go down in flames and take the rest of the Gop bafoons party with him in Nov !!!

    July 13, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  8. mcskadittle

    is it news the RNC is backing their candidate?

    July 13, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Prince Reebus spent more on the recall election of the felon governor in WI.

    July 13, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It is nice to see that Pee Wee Herman still is around.

    July 13, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. Thomas

    This is a waste of money, credits to Andrew Sullivan:

    "I think it's telling that the Romney campaign has not yet addressed these two core questions. But even its own line of response – to reiterate that even though Romney remained the formal CEO, he was completely AWOL – is now looking more tenuous with new data from HuffPo. In trying to fend off questions about his Massachusetts residency for the gubernatorial campaign, Romney stated that while he was running the Olympics "here were a number of social trips and business trips that brought me back to Massachusetts, board meetings, Thanksgiving and so forth. remained on the board of the Staples Corporation and Marriott International, the LifeLike Corporation.""

    "Lifelike and Staples were Bain acquisitions. To repeat: Romney said he attended board meetings of Bain companies in a period in which Bain says he had "absolutely no involvement with the management or investment activities of the firm or with any of its portfolio companies." And this was under oath: "I returned for most of those meetings. Others I attended by telephone if I could not return.""

    "So did Romney lie under oath or is Bain lying today?"

    July 13, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. kayla

    waste of money, he will still lose. you cannot buy this election. the american people is too smart for that.

    July 13, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Gurgyl

    Rnc is just wasting money on loser. Yes, on O-B-A-M-A 2012.

    July 13, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    All your money is just going to buy you a big loss on the worst republican bafoon party canadate ever who has no chance and it gets worse every day ,thanks Gop bafoons party !!!

    July 13, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  15. Sue

    It's good that the republicans have tons of money because "buying the presidency" is the only way Romney will get elected. A sad commentary on politics in our country is that it all boils down to the almighty dollar.

    July 13, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Thomas

    How many years has Romney been running for President ?

    Where dose all that money go , who says the economy is doing bad ?

    July 13, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Severely Moderate

    I hope the ads will explain Rmoney's job plans or why he cannot release his tax returns.

    July 13, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. kakaraka

    Yeah right. Koch Brothers' cash at work to buy election. Hum. If Mitt wins, the middle class loses.

    July 13, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  19. conrad

    I hope Romney actually competes for Pennsylvania. Don't just give it to Obama. Make him fight for it.
    If Romney doesn't compete in Pennsylvania, than that means my vote (along with countless others) don't count.
    Then why would I bother getting out to vote if my vote don't really count?

    July 13, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. art

    750000 Jobs per month lost. thank you gop

    July 13, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. kate

    They think they can buy anything or anyone. What loosers!

    July 13, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    I ddn't like or trust him in 2006 and I STILL don't like or trust him.

    He's hiding tooooooooooo many things. Wonder what they are?

    July 13, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  23. WiredweirdinSF

    How come nobody in the liberally biased mainstream media pointed out that on June 6, 2012, instead of honoring D-Day veterans, the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, lying, union toady president in history, went to 3 fundraisers? Shows a lot about him and the corrupt, fraudulent, hypocritical party he represents.

    July 13, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. NVa Native

    It won't help, and why haven't we seen Mitten's birth certificate? Becasue everybody knows Mittens is an alien.

    July 13, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  25. don

    i wish romney would go away

    July 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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