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Romney's Super PAC Walloped Obama's in April

Pro-Romney group hauls in millions more
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 1:37 PM CDT
Romney's Super PAC Walloped Obama's in April
President Barack Obama speaks during the meeting on Afghanistan during the NATO Summit Monday, May 21, 2012 in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's super PAC pretty much lapped President Obama's last month, pulling in $4.6 million in April, to Priorities USA Action's $1.6 million. The kicker? That was the smallest haul of the year for the pro-Romney Restore Our Future, Politico reports. April was a particularly weak month for Priorities USA Action, which hasn't raised so little since it brought in $59,000 in January.

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And despite the scads of cash that Restore Our Future dropped during the primaries, it still holds more reserves than the pro-Obama group, with $8.2 million to $4.7 million. The Democratic group received just nine donations of more than $10,000 in April; most of its money came from labor unions, as well as from the heads of Masimo Corp. and Ariel Capital. TV exec Michael King also donated more than $10,000. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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