Pro-Obama super PAC out-raised by pro-Romney group in June
July 21st, 2012
12:46 PM ET
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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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The group spent almost $7.9 million in June, including $4 million on Spanish-language ads in which aired in Colorado, Nevada and Florida.

Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney group, raised $20.7 million in June and ended the month with $21.6 million in the bank. Their total was boosted in part by two $5 million contributions.

Actor Morgan Freeman contributed $1 million in June to the super PAC, and said in a Friday statement that Obama had "done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances."

Priorities largest contribution that month was a $2 million from California billionaire Irwin Jacobs, according to the FEC report.

The group has aired television ads critical of Romney's business experience. Their spots have aired in the battlegrounds of Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, according to CNN political ad consultant the Campaign Media Analysis Group.

Priorities reported debt just shy of $39,000.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Middle class America pour money so we win all. Don't let Adelson the idiot win. Rich v/s middle class america

    July 21, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. TAK

    All the money that those conservative super-pacs contribute can't buy enough lipstick to make Romney look anything but aan arrogant, self-centered Republican pig.

    July 21, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. you got a big surprise

    when will you learn silence is golden

    July 21, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. donnie

    of course he was out raised. We have the casino owner dumping money from foreign sources into the romney campaign. And othet rich people that have no transparancy. The rich are running romneys campaign and telling everyone they are broke. Mitt said this. Most Obama money comes from us little guys like it should, Romney wount even come clean on his taxes. Getr real people vote all repos out. Forward 2012

    July 21, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  5. Gordito Mojito

    .... it's OK.... a large number of people also voted for a second Jimmy Carter term.

    July 21, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    At this point, I don't even care what each candidate has brought in – what's important is what each would do from ALL Americans and so far, President Obama is winning that argument!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    July 21, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Both the Democrats and the Republicans should be ashamed !

    This isn't a Democracy , it's a fire sale.

    Thank you Supreme court and citizens not united !

    July 21, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    This is great news! Romney-2012

    July 21, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. some guy in New Hampshire

    Billionaires will pay a lot to buy a friendly justice department and keep a tax load balanced in their favor.

    July 21, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Larry L

    Romney's fat-cats will spend as much as it takes to spread lies and conspiracies to the toothless masses that make up their fearful, bigoted, and gullible base. People who deeply hate and harbor hard-core racism want to believe lies about the opposition and facts can't overcome that radical desire. The "birthers" are a perfect example.

    July 21, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. ted

    I don't care about this article. The two camps are making way too much out about who raised more than the other. I will be voting for Obama, regardless of how much money is raised or spent.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    July 21, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. James L.

    Compared to the Koch brothers/Adelson commitment of over 100 million and the dozens of anonymous billionaires poised to commit even more, how does the 10.6 million even compare? And why is there no mention of this disparity to provide contrast? Journalism anyone?

    July 21, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |