January 29th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
13 years ago

Romney PAC raises nearly $3 million in 2009

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/29/art.romney.7.gi.jpg caption="Mitt Romney's political action committee raised almost $3 million in 2009."](CNN) - Mitt Romney's political action committee raised just under $3 million in 2009, according to a statement released by the former Republican presidential candidate's Free and Strong PAC.

The PAC also reports donating just under $121,000 to Republican state and federal candidates, as well as Republican causes, in 2009 - an off-year election cycle.

Romney's PAC begins the new year with over $1.1 cash on hand, a total the committee calls a "substantial war chest to help finance Republican candidates in the important 2010 cycle."

Earlier Friday a source told CNN that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will report raising more than $1.2 million in the final quarter of 2009. Romney and Pawlenty may be potential opponents for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. John, Brooklyn, NY

    Another $100 million or so and he'll be viable! Oh...that's right...the Supreme Court just made that easy by defining corporate contributions as free speech. Gotta love those Republican justices!

    January 29, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Sue

    Romney is a business/economic/finance genious--and he will be the BEST candidate for the 2012 elections!!!

    In regard to debates..........Obama could never match wits with Romney-–Obama's teleprompter could never be prepared adequately enough to do this.

    Romney in 2012-–with Scott Brown as his VP running mate.

    Now, that is hope and change that we can believe in!!!!

    January 29, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. midwest liberal

    Congrats Mitt! You managed to raise in a year what President Obama raised in a day during his campaign.

    January 29, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. notfooledbydistractions

    Well, he's going to have to raise a lot more than that if he intends to try and buy the presidency again like he did the last time. Of course, he can always just dip back into his personal fortune again, but that didn't work out so well for him the last time either.

    January 29, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. You Can't Hide Your Lying Eyes

    This man is too mean to be president. He will weasel his way into the hearts of staunch Rethugs, and try to change his image so that it will be palpable for the general public. But, most Americans realize he is not the one because as greedy as Republicans are, they still want to feel good about their greediness.

    Romney is not the one to sell them the smoke and mirrors. He's greedy and selfish and no amount of face paint is going to hide that. The man is evil, and he'll never be in the exclusive club of the presidency. I don't care how much money he has, America just won't buy meanness on the surface. If you don’t think he’s selfish, look at the fact that he’s always preaching war, but NONE of his five sons have served in the military. That should tell you something, what is good for other people’s children is not good for his boys. Shameful, but that’s Romney.

    January 29, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. hadelaide

    He can raise 3 trillion dollars but the conservative right will demonize him because he is a mormon. He will use this money to help elect them but they will not get behind him. Go figure!

    January 29, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Rob

    I like Romney. He got a raw deal by the media and the Huckabee campaign in the 08 primary elections. The whole notion of him being a "flip-flopper" was completely blown out of proportion.

    I think that he'll be better suited for a strong showing in 2012.

    January 29, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Interesting, that only the wealthy, can get elected to office, in America.

    January 29, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. MON

    He's the guy I'm voting for. I think an adult would be in order for our president this time. Not a moving sound bite.

    January 29, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. hello!

    Waste of money – big time waste of money.
    Palin 2012 🙂

    January 29, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  11. Jane/Seattle

    Now this guy is one of those Health Care predators. Use your money to hurt folks and then hide behind a transparent smile and some creepy "Free" Market Ideology. Judging from the money these folks rake in and waste, it is very true that under Capitalism's rules very little is FREE. Peace

    January 29, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Camron

    The catastrophic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama do not have to continue. I hope Mitt Romney runs for president and I hope we elect him. Romney’s PAC is raising a lot of money because people are passionate about correcting the errors of the current and former president. Thank you CNN for giving Romney some attention.

    January 29, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |