Pro-Romney super PAC brings in $20 million in June
July 16th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Romney super PAC brings in $20 million in June

(CNN) - Restore our Future, the super PAC backing presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, brought in $20 million in June, the group said Monday.

That marks a major jump from last month, when Restore our Future reported bringing in $4.6 million. The spike is not a surprise, however, since the group received a $10 million donation from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson in June.

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Also helping the group was the first donation from Foster Friess, a millionaire who was a major backer of the pro-Rick Santorum super PAC. He told CNN he gave a six figure donation to Restore Our Future last month, though he refused to give the exact amount.

Earlier this month, Restore our Future announced they were going up with a large television ad buy during the upcoming Olympics. The buy, which will run July 31 through August 9, is for commercials in 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Restore our Future was active during the GOP primary, spending $38.9 million in the first three months of 2012. Much of their money went to campaign television commercials in support of Romney and critical of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

–CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Can you buy votes with 20 million dollars in sofesticated society???? Idiot. Yes, on OBAMA12.

    July 16, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    Show us your donor list.

    July 16, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    This man of BAIN never even close to POTUSofA.

    July 16, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. Sirned

    The problem for average Americans is that only a few rich people are buying the politicians so they can keep ripping us off...I'm not surprised Romney is getting huge donations from the Globalists. And that's why I don't trust as far as I can throw him...Tax cuts for the rich and no regulations...Nothing more than a legal mafia

    July 16, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Expat American

    $19,999,999.00 for lies and attack ads and $1.00 set aside for an actual platform.

    July 16, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  6. Sniffit

    Good. The more money the Super PACs take in for him, the more desperate I know the 1% and giant corporate interests are getting. And they ARE getting desperate. They desperately don't want to contribute to the health, success and progress of our nation. You want to see a REAL societal leech? Take a walk down Wall Street.

    July 16, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  7. tc

    really.. 1 billionaire so what was this guy promised by romney... You really have to question who Romney will take into consideration when deciding policy. the american public or his hand ful of billionaire donars

    July 16, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  8. Sniffit

    Adelson?

    Ninety percent of the earnings of his company, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, come from hotel and casino properties in Singapore and Macau.

    Mittens might as well be taking $10M in foreign money.

    July 16, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. B.

    Romney’s Super Packs attempts to -Buy the election will fail in the end because the real problem is Romney and millions in negative ads will not change him and his past.
    The man is a very large question mark with no described plans to solve Jobs issues, climate change related concerns, foreign policy without more War, true health care alternatives, immigration solutions that work, realistic entitlement plans, help for veterans, on and on. He has offered NO detailed solutions on anything except slamming the President.
    His so-called strength at Bain is showing questionable history about his true past in that regard.

    Not ready for prime time at the White House..

    July 16, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. GI Joe

    They will be expecting a whole lot of favors in return -–

    Filthy air, dirty water, minimum wage jobs with no benefits, NO TAXES, etc.

    That's what really scares me.

    July 16, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. .. a laurel and hardy handshake ........

    ..
    Ironically enough, some of those checks were made out to George W. Bush – well with WILLARD MITTHOUSE ROMNEY running, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ?

    July 16, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Core republican Values

    Romney called for Tax Transparency against his opponents in prior campaigns. I suppose his failure to provide his own tax returns is all part of his peaking for the London Olympics where he is favored to win the gold medal in the "Freestyle Hypocrisy Medley Relay."

    July 16, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  13. GonzoinHouston

    $10 million from a single donor. At the same time Romney is trying to attack Obama for cronyism. Go figure.

    July 16, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. One time Republican

    Trying their best to buy an election. All these arm chair politicians and contributors. They care more about their money than they do their country. Not just from the right, but from the left as well, although the right is much more transparent about it. However, big donations from a few cannot out do small contributions from many more.

    July 16, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  15. SugarKube

    Go Romney. Being Rich has it's perks. Millions raised even with Opie and the Reidtards lying about Bain.

    Bwwwwaaaaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha

    July 16, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. once republican

    Trying their best to buy an election. All these arm chair politicians and contributors. They care more about their money than they do their country. Not just from the right, but from the left as well, although the right is much more transparent about it. However, big donations from a few cannot out do small contributions from many more.

    July 16, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  17. Linda

    One way for the GOP to 'RESTORE OUR FUTURE' is to lose in 2012. What a waste of money.

    July 16, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  18. mk1

    Yup, the attempt to buy this election continues non stop. I sure hope the American people don't let this happen.

    July 16, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney is going to owe some folks some big tax cuts. They figure the pro-Romney superPACs alone will rake in $800 million.

    July 16, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  20. DaveC

    Lot of money and still not traction in the polls.

    July 16, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  21. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    Of the rich. For the rich. And by the rich.

    July 16, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. Governor 47th in Job Creation (excluding jobs off-shored to China)

    They may want to retroactively provide those funds to the next GOP candidate. The current one is toast.

    July 16, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  23. Governor 47th in Job Creation (excluding jobs off-shored to China)

    Those big dollar donations sound like cronyism to me.

    July 16, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    Was Mitt Romney prepared to release tax returns when he ran for POTUS in 2008? If so, then he should release those returns now. Mitt Romney is showing the American people that he operates by his own set of rules.

    July 16, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  25. Obama 2012 - MOVE Forward America, NOT another round of DUBYA's FAILURES

    Do you think the $10M donor might be expecting something in return? Yet Willard whines about cronyism in the current administration ??

    July 16, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
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