Romney Super PAC Spent 2x What It Raised Last Month

Restore Our Future spent $13.9M in January
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2012 4:25 AM CST
Hey, big spender.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney and the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future were big spenders in January, according to the latest campaign filings. Restore Our Future spent $13.9 million in January—mostly on attack ads—and raised less than half that amount during the same period, Politico reports. Romney's campaign also spent more than twice than it took in, though both it and the super PAC finished the month with plenty of cash on hand.

Almost $5 million of the $6.6 million Restore Our Future raised in January came from just 25 individuals and corporations that donated between $100,000 and $500,000 each. Rick Santorum's SEC filings show that his campaign started January with less than $300,000 on hand but raised $4.5 million, about the same as Ron Paul's. Newt Gingrich raised $5.5 million in January, while the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future raised $11 million, including two $5 million donations from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

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