First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine
October 23rd, 2012
03:15 PM ET
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First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, has reserved television airtime in Maine beginning later this week, according to a Republican source tracking media buys.

The group plans to air $300,000 worth of ads in the Bangor, Presque Isle and Portland-Auburn markets, the latter of which also covers parts of New Hampshire, from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29.

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The move suggests Romney allies see Maine's 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses the state's northern reaches, as fertile ground for the Republican.

Maine allocates its electoral votes by congressional district, and winning a single vote there could be a factor in a tight race.

Surveying the map of contested swing states, one scenario jumps out: If Obama loses Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado and Iowa, but holds Wisconsin, Virginia, New Hampshire and Nevada, he still picks up the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

But a victory for Romney in Maine's 2nd District would push that total back down to 269 votes and force a tie in the Electoral College.

CNN reported on what would happen in the event of an Electoral College tie back in July.

In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama picked up a single electoral vote in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Yanni

    Mitt is marching to the cloud to obscurity after he got beaten up by the president yesterday

    October 23, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Bryan

    Fool me once, shame on Obama, fool me twice, shame on me.

    October 23, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Beautiful unspoiled state but Maine?????
    Maybe that romnesia and other lying ills have finally caught up with the twit.

    October 23, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Mitt the twit is a funny guy. I advise him to go and relax in Cayman Islands counting his tax evaded moula. Obama12.

    October 23, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Pete

    Romney just lost Florida and its 29 votes so he'll find Maine and maybe six more to take up the slack,is he lousey at math because after getting Florida and Ohio its almost done for Romney!!

    October 23, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. truth hurts

    There are NO states where Obama is surging... must really suck to be an Obama supporter right about now. Fact is he can't lie and joke his way out of 4 years of failure. Time to admit the Democrats shafted the country in 2008 with this inept clown and move on to responsible ADULT leadership, Romney/Ryan.

    October 23, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Valentina

    In your dreams, Yanni, in your dreams. Romney is marching straight to the White House.

    October 23, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. kayla

    ok america, this is one time in your life you are more powerful than mitt romney, spending all that money to get your votes. at the moment your vote is worth millions of dollars, after the election , if he wins and thats a big IF. you will be worth ZERO to him. so, please use your power, take a second look at this man, can you honestly say to yourself he is fit to be PRESIDENT? a man with multiple stance?

    October 23, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  9. MiddleClassMainuh

    Just checking but did Romney buy the ads sometime around the earth quake? We thought it was linked to someone near Hollis intending to vote for him. We're still looking for them.

    October 23, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. betterdays

    Doesn't matter; class envy will win the day, Obama will be re-elected, the wealthy will be taxed at a higher rate, and the meek shall inherit the debt.

    October 23, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. Ready

    Actually, Romney is marching into states that Obama thought he was going to win.

    October 23, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. RR

    It's not only Romney who wants the White House. It's also his billionaire/millionaire donors, his majority GW Bush cabinet administration built up to destroy this country again. They believe as Romney do that people are corporations too.

    October 23, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Any way he can get the votes in the electoral college. I guess since he out spent Ron Paul in the primary, he thinks he can do it on election day.

    October 23, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. truth hurts

    Is there ANYWHERE that shows Obama SURGING in the polls??? Looks like almost all the "undecided" vote is breaking for Romney, which only makes sense. Devout Obama koolaide drinkers lined up long ago. Luckily it looks like the American people aren't falling for the smoke, mirrors and lies of the Obama campaign. It just looked too much like the last 4 years I guess.

    October 23, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. I Voted Early In NC

    @truth hurts– you will lose your blog job for Romney after Nov. 6. Are you filing for unemployment? We noticed you are a internet troll same language different names.

    October 23, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  16. Once upon a time

    So Mittens wants to restore your future, what a crock. Every republican who has been in office for the last thirty years has screwed the country over, well not the everybody, those at the country club, nudge nudge, wink wink, they seem to come out ok every time. Restore it to what Mittens, what the Americans had left after the countries finances where left in a tatters by GW, you think America wants to go back to that. Another thing there Mittens, your constant use of the word tumult last night, what couldn't spell chaos, bedlam, pandemonium, disorder, anarchy. Expand your vocabulary sir.

    As for those of you who continue to support a man who couldn't possibly relate to the daily trials you face trying to put food on the table, pay rent or a mortgage, get your kids to a dentist. Stop feeding this man's ego, it will only end in defeat anyway.

    October 23, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. scared straight

    So Snow White, Superman and Pinnocchio decide to go for an afternoon stroll.

    As there walking along they see a sign Beauty Pageant looking for the most beautiful girl in the world. Snow White says I'm going to enter, about a half hour later Snow White comes out and Pinocchio ans Superman ask her how she did, Snow White said I won.

    They continued to walk and as their walking they see another sign, Strongest man in the world contest, Superman announces he is going to enter the contest, about a half hour later Superman comes back and Pinocchio and Snow White say how did you do, Superman announces he won, was there ever any doubt.

    They start walking again and in little while they come across a sign stating Looking for Worlds Greatest Liar, Pinocchio immediately says he is going to enter, about a half hour later he comes back and Superman and Snow White ask him how he did, and he said who the hell is Mitt Romney!

    October 23, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  18. the situation

    Why is this fool wasting time in Maine of all places. The Polls of Polls according to RCP has the President up by 14 points. Mitts, here some word of advise, pump your money in Ohio, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. Then again, he too stupid to know that!

    October 23, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |