February 23rd, 2009
03:55 PM ET
13 years ago

Romney’s PAC writes checks to 11 of the 'Undaunted Dozen'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/23/art.mitt0223.gi.jpg caption="Mitt Romney's PAC announced Monday that it is donating money to nearly all of a group of House Republicans who are being targeted by a Democratic campaign because of their opposition to the stimulus bill."]

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is lending a financial hand to a group of House Republicans who have become targets of a new Democratic campaign over their opposition to the $787 billion stimulus bill.

In recorded telephone messages, text messages, and e-mails set to be sent out this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to highlight the opposition of 12 House Republicans to stimulus package.

“What Republicans wanted was a bill to strengthen the economy,” Romney said in a statement announcing the $1000 donations by his Free and Strong America PAC. “What the Democrats passed was a bill to stimulate government. We are committed to helping these courageous Republicans defend their position and fend off political attacks.”

The “Undaunted Dozen,” as Romney calls them, “[stood] up for fiscal responsibility and [said] no to spending abuse.”

Although the former GOP presidential hopeful referred to the dozen members targeted by the DCCC, Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida was not sent a donation because he has announced that he is not seeking re-election in 2010, according to the PAC’s statement.

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soundoff (184 Responses)
  1. rea

    Well said Laverne, Thank You.

    February 23, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. Viv, Utah

    I thought you guys on the left would be happy that you won and would ignore everyone on the right. You still are not happy but obviously cannot admit why. YOU WERE WRONG

    February 23, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. mamosa

    Glad Romney is NOT president.

    February 23, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. JLucia

    The Governor of California put it best, we should all act as though we're on the same team, The USA Team, and we are want to win. If the goal is to rebuild america, I challenge republicans to quit being the party of obstruction and start offering real solutions. Join the winning team for crying out loud and lets win this together or just get out of the way.

    February 23, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  5. knock knock RJ

    What happens in Utah,stays in Utah.You should stay in Utah Mitt,and raise a herd of women.

    February 23, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. Jean

    Obama is not one of use.

    Obama is one of the rich.

    You people have been fooled.

    The only person that is for the people, by the people , of the people the corrupt MSM tried to destroy.

    The corrupt MSM knew that and slowly and slowly more people will know.

    Yes, tried to destroy!

    You can't destroy what you have created.

    February 23, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. E.C.Coleman

    Thank Goodness for Romney! At least there are 12 intelligent
    Republicans who are Against this Stupid Stimulus package and refuse to support it.

    pelosi and obama have both gone crazy in promoting spending...........

    Has everyone seen Pelosi's dirty little secret regarding her connections & conflict of interest in legislation regarding Starkist Tuna?

    February 23, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. EC

    Maybe...just MAYBE if these Republican dick-heads would STOP focusing on their big selfish EGOS and them, them, them....

    AND start focusing on the millions of Americans who NEED HELP getting back to work, saving their homes and fixing the economical mess they created!!!

    This is NOT about THEM, it's about the American people who pay their hard earned money in taxes and SHOULD be the PRIORITY right now!!

    I don't give a FLYING HOOT about Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Lindsey Graham..... these jerks ALL have a job and a pay check. SELFISH, SELFISH, SELFISH BIGOTS!!!

    February 23, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  9. Ben

    I agree with Rave.

    February 23, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
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