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July 05, 2011

Romney Allies Raise $12 Million for Super PAC

The Washington Post reports that a "Super PAC" organized by former political aides to Mitt Romney and designed to help him in the 2012 presidential race, collected $12 million in the first six months of 2011.

Mark Halperin: "No one else in the race (yet) has a Super PAC, which will multiply Romney's resource advantage in the nomination contest. On three dimensions, Romney has a cash advantage: he will have raised the most in the second quarter for his own campaign; he has this Super PAC; and he has his own (so far) untapped personal wealth to kick in as needed down the road. The team working on Romney's Super PAC can be counted on to spend their money well, since they are both talented and veterans of Romney's political operation. All of this brings into sharp relief the storyline that has been the dominant one for months and months: is ANY Republican in the race or pondering it strong enough to beat Romney for the nomination?"


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