Record for Biggest Super PAC Haul Goes to ... Romney

Restore Our Future raises $20M to pro-Obama group's $6M
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2012 9:32 AM CDT
Record for Biggest Super PAC Haul Goes to ... Romney
Mitt Romney tours the Care and Share food bank in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 10, 2012.   (Getty Images)

Obama supporters have their work cut out for them: In June, pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future raised $20 million, a rep tells the Washington Post. That's a record for any super PAC. Meanwhile, the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action set its own best mark last month—with just $6 million. Restore Our Future's haul quadruples its May takings.

"This record-breaking fundraising effort is a tribute to the hard work of the entrepreneurs, small businesspeople, investors, and concerned citizens who believe America can do better than the Obama economy of the past years," says the group's treasurer. The group has collected a total of $80 million for Romney so far. Meanwhile, Romney's own campaign pulled in far more cash than Obama's in June. (More President Obama stories.)

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