Democratic super PAC reserving $30 million for fall TV advertising
August 1st, 2012
05:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Democratic super PAC reserving $30 million for fall TV advertising

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic super PAC backing President Barack Obama, Priorities USA Action, is significantly ramping up its media spending as it reserves $30 million in broadcast and cable ad time come this fall, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.

The group, run by two former Obama White House officials, has not actually yet purchased the ad time in the critical states of Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the sources said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Fundraising • President Obama • Priorities USA
Super PAC pulls ad after request from Olympic committee
July 26th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Super PAC pulls ad after request from Olympic committee

(CNN) - The super PAC backing President Barack Obama will not air a television ad using archival footage of the Olympic Games after the U.S. Olympic Committee registered a complaint because of copyright concerns.

The minute long ad from Priorities USA used the Olympic "parade of nations" to mock Mitt Romney's reported overseas investment accounts, and was set to air in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia during broadcasts of the London Games, which begin Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Super PAC uses Olympic 'opening ceremony' to hit Romney in ad
July 25th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Super PAC uses Olympic 'opening ceremony' to hit Romney in ad

(CNN) – The super PAC backing President Barack Obama uses the Olympic "parade of nations" to mock Mitt Romney's reported overseas investment accounts in a television ad released Wednesday.

The minute-long ad from Priorities USA is set to air in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia during broadcasts of the London Olympics, the group said. The games begin Friday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC out-raised by pro-Romney group in June
July 21st, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC out-raised by pro-Romney group in June

(CNN) - Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC supporting the reelection of President Barack Obama, brought in $6 million in June and was easily outraised by the primary super PAC supporting GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Priorities $6.1 haul brought their cash on hand to $10.6 million at the end of June, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Friday evening.
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Morgan Freeman gives pro-Obama PAC a million
July 19th, 2012
08:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Morgan Freeman gives pro-Obama PAC a million

(CNN) – Actor Morgan Freeman, currently starring in the latest installment of the Batman franchise, donated $1 million last month to the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, the group's filings with the Federal Election Commission will show on Friday.

In a statement, Freeman listed the accomplishments he said spurred his donation to Priorities USA Action.
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Pro-Obama super PAC raises $6.1 million in June
July 13th, 2012
04:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC raises $6.1 million in June

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, said Friday it brought in $6.1 million in June, closing off the second quarter with $11.7 million total raised.

The June figure topped its May haul of $4 million, but it's unclear yet if it raised more this month than the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, which outpaced Priorities in fund-raising last month at $4.96 million.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Priorities USA
New Spanish language ads go after Romney
July 11th, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

New Spanish language ads go after Romney

(CNN) – Three key swing states - Colorado, Nevada and Florida - will see a new Spanish language ad attacking Mitt Romney start airing Thursday in a $4 million buy from two Democratic third party groups.

Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting President Obama, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are sponsoring the ad campaign, "Mitt Romney: In His Own Words." This is the third round of Spanish-language negative ads against Romney from the pair.
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Filed under: Latinos • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA • SEIU
Poll data shows ad strategy is working, super PAC says
July 11th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll data shows ad strategy is working, super PAC says

(CNN) – A major super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection argues in a campaign memorandum released Wednesday that recent polling shows their advertising strategies are working.

Priorities USA Action says internal polling shows what a recent survey of voters in battleground states found: that millions of dollars spent in support of Obama is helping him and hurting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in some key states.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
Pro-Obama super PAC bashes Romney in new ad
June 28th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC bashes Romney in new ad

(CNN) - A super PAC supporting President Barack Obama released its fifth television ad Thursday, again hitting presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his corporate background.

The group Priorities USA Action has repeatedly hammered Romney, who founded the private equity firm Bain Capital, as a greedy businessman who would put the interests of CEOs over those of middle class workers.
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New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain
June 23rd, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain

(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement on Saturday featuring a man who uses stark terms to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's role in his own unemployment.

"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down our plant, and devastated our lives," the employee, Mike Earnest, says in the Priorities USA Action ad. "Turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. And it just made me sick."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
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