Pro-Romney super PAC expands ad buys
March 27th, 2012
07:35 PM ET
11 years ago

Pro-Romney super PAC expands ad buys

Washington (CNN) - The super PAC backing Mitt Romney's presidential bid is laying down its marker in the five states holding primaries on April 24th.

Restore Our Future is so far only purchasing ad time on cable in Connecticut ($8,920), Delaware (2,040), New York ($137,726), Pennsylvania ($76,551) and Rhode Island ($13,615).

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The figures were provided by a Republican ad buyer who is unaffiliated with a campaign or super PAC.

The move by the PAC demonstrates its financial advantage compared to those backing the other candidates, as well as showing how Romney and his allies will need to fight for delegates in future contests despite the large lead he currently holds over his competitors.

Restore Our Future and Romney's campaign are hoping their combined spending in the next battleground, Wisconsin, will pay off and wound Rick Santorum's efforts. The PAC is buying $3,0280,000 worth of ads in the Badger State.

Santorum's campaign recently purchased $143,123 worth of broadcast and cable time for spots to start later this week in Wisconsin as it tries to remain competitive ad-wise. The super PAC backing him, the Red, White and Blue Fund, has purchased $500,000 for ads in the state that started airing Tuesday.

Santorum and his backers have now narrowed the spending disadvantage they are facing in the state compared to Romney and his allies to just over 4 to 1.

For the first time in several weeks the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich will also be on television with ads. It purchased $129,393 for cable commercials in Wisconsin.

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  1. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    More teapublican lies and propaganda, Dem landslide coming in Nov, republicans should be thrown out of our government altogether and go to somila and start a government in their image, oh yea, they have one already there.

    March 27, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  2. king

    I wonder what mitten will do when the politics driven supreme court destroy 1/6 of our economy with a mark of the pen. I wonder how the stock market will react when millions of people are kicked off Obama care, and hundred of thousand of medical workers layer off. I spoked to my sister today who works in the medical field, and they told me they were very concerned about losing 30 million patience, and their job security. This economy is just rising from the ashes of a devastating recession, we can ill afford a shock of this magnitude when the economy is so fragile. We might see another lemon brothers incident.

    March 27, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Romney is going down in flames in Nov with the rest of the Gop losers!!!!

    March 27, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. thomas

    Daddy Issues ,

    Romney has enough money to buy his own country.

    March 27, 2012 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Arran Webb

    Mitt Romney is like a dusty old book. He enjoys to sit back smoke his pipe and count his bullion.

    March 27, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    So Rmoney is outspending Mr. Frothy by about 5-1 in Wisconsin. Sure would be nice of CNN tracked this better.

    March 27, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |

    How much will Romoney owe this Super Pac when the deal is done??? Seriously people Romoney is a very poor, very dangerous candidate. He knows nothing about Foreign policy give and take. That "It's our way or No Way" isn't worth a damn in world politics. I bet ya' $10,000 he will lose to Obama. I hope this loss will end his presidential aspirations for good. post

    March 27, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. normajean @ verizon ,com

    You've heard the phrase"you can catch more flies with sugar than you can with vinegar"????? Well, I'm here to tell the Republican candidates that the nastier they get in regard to our current president whom a very large number of us voted in..... the stronger we feel about voting for him again.Most of us have had "NASTY" about as far a s we will accept it.....Every time I see an ad that is an outright lie about Obama it chalks up one more point AGAINST the perpetrater!!!!!!The Repub candidates are losing, NOT gaining by the constant slamming of our president. BETTER WISE UP GUYS!!!!!!!!

    March 27, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  9. S. B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Of course he is because he is the only one with a huge amount of money. This is how he is beating the others and how he plans on beating Obama which isn't the way to go.

    March 27, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  10. The-Least-Unelectable

    According to the latest CNN poll:

    "Six in ten Romney voters say they don't strongly support Romney."

    "Santorum scores higher than Romney on likeability, honesty, compassion, values, and his stands on the issues."


    March 28, 2012 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I think Wisconsin will tell a lot about Mittens campaign. He has spent over $3 million for his negative ad campaign, and it will be interesting to see if he gets 40%. Rick Santorum's campaign has lacked leadership, organization, and will be outspent 10 to 1 in WI. Rommy has spent $60 million for 600 delegates, and right wingnuts think Mittens is a business man.

    March 28, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  12. Just Say No to Flipper

    Looks like the Rmoney thugs are outspending' Ricky 6-1 in Wisconsin. This outdated and elitist insider politics of nominating the candidate most associated with wealth and power is something that needs changing soon, especially now that Citizens United has taken effect.

    March 28, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |