Entries in Restore Our Future (3)


Pro-Romney Super PAC Raises $20 Million

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised a record-breaking $20 million in June, a fact first reported by the Washington Post, which Brittany Gross, a spokeswoman for the group, confirmed to ABC News.

The haul is four times what the super PAC raised in May, when it brought in $4.9 million.  It has raised $80 million in support of Romney so far.

The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA also had its best month, raising $6 million, co-founder and former White House press secretary Bill Burton told Bloomberg over the weekend.

The Romney campaign raised more than the Obama campaign in both May and June. Last month it brought in $106 million to Obama’s $71 million.

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson donated at least $10 million to Restore Our Future, but it’s not clear whether this sum is included in the current haul.

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Pro-Romney Super PAC Announces Ad Buy for London Olympics

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future announced Thursday it is launching a $7.2 million ad buy to run during the London Olympics later this month.

The ads will run in 11 battleground states:  Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin July 31 through August 9.

Restore Our Future is not announcing yet whether it will be a new ad or one already released, but in a statement the super PAC said “the buy counters the Obama campaign’s recent Olympic ad buy.”

The Obama campaign announced last week a $5.5 million ad buy during the games, according to the New York Times.

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Romney SuperPAC Launches Ad Campaign

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(BOSTON) -- The SuperPAC that is backing Mitt Romney is finally launching its ad campaign.  ABC News has confirmed a Politico report that the ads will begin running Thursday in Iowa.

The PAC, named Restore our Future, was set up by former Romney advisers and can spend money in support of Romney, though is not allowed to directly coordinate with the Romney campaign. It is led by Republican strategist Carl Forti who served as Mitt Romney’s political director in his failed 2008 bid.  

SuperPACs, unlike candidates’ campaign committees, can accept unlimited donations.  In August ABC News reported about half the money given in the first fundraising quarter to Restore our Future came from donors who also gave the federal maximum of $2500 to Romney’s campaign.

Of the $12.2 million raised by the PAC, more than $6 million was given by Romney campaign donors.

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