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CONTACT: Romney Press Office

October 25, 2012

Boston, MA – Today, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee announced fundraising totals of over $111.8 million from October 1 to October 17. The campaign, RNC and state party participants have approximately $169 million cash on hand.
Announcing the numbers, Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said, “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering a vision for the country that will finally bring a real recovery to the American people. Their plan will bring much needed change after the last four years and it is why we have seen such momentum and strong support from our donors. There are less than two weeks left, but we still have much hard work to do to ensure that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win in November and bring real change to Washington.”
“President Obama is running a smaller and smaller campaign as we approach Election Day,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Instead of offering a vision for how to help the middle class, he is only offering the same ideas and policies that led to the last four years of falling incomes, higher debt, and more government dependency. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering a pro-growth agenda and a different course than the President. In less than two weeks, the American people will choose the Romney-Ryan ticket so that our country can finally get back on the right track.”
FAST FACTS About Romney For President, Romney Victory, and RNC Fundraising:
·         Over $111.84 Million Raised Between October 1 And October 17

·         91.72% Of All Donations Received Between October 1 And October 17 Were $250 Or Less

·         $38,172,228 Million Raised By Donations Under $250 Between October 1 And October 17

·         794,958 Donations Received Under $250 Between October 1 And October 17

·         Approximately $169.04 Million Cash On Hand

·         Contributions Received From All 50 States And Washington, D.C.

October 25, 2012

RNC Statement on Final Fundraising Report Before the Election

Priebus Announces Additional Advertising Funds for IE Ads

WASHINGTON - Today, the Republican National Committee released its final fundraising report before the 2012 election. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced the RNC raised $19.8 million in the first 17 days of October and has $67.6 million cash on hand.

“With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the momentum continues to grow for the Romney-Ryan ticket and a new direction for the country,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Our impressive, unprecedented fundraising throughout the year is a testament to the enthusiasm for our cause. With $67.6 million in the bank, we have the resources to effectively make the closing arguments in this race while also turning out voters to ensure Gov. Romney and Republican candidates are victorious on November 6th.

“This money will continue funding our Victory operation across the battleground states, our absentee and early vote efforts, and our Election Day GOTV operation. We continue to run highly effective ads through our independent expenditure committee and in conjunction with the Romney campaign.

“Our resources have allowed us to go beyond funding the ground game and add additional resources to our broadcast advertising. The numbers reported today do not include the additional $3.7 million spent in advertising on Ohio television by our independent expenditure. Yesterday, I authorized another $1.3 million to be spent on additional ads in Wisconsin. The RNC has now spent in excess of $60 million in advertising in support of the GOP team.

“Americans cannot afford a second term of Barack Obama because we cannot afford four more years like the last four. That’s why the RNC has seen such an outpouring of support from grassroots and major donors alike–and it’s why America will send Mitt Romney to the White House.”


WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Presidential Candidate Gary Bauer congratulated Governor Scott Walker for his win in Wisconsin's recall election, calling it "another sign that taxpayers will award office holders ready to do the hard work of reigning in out-of-control government spending."

Bauer, the chairman of the Campaign for Working Families,  made the following statement:

"I congratulate Governor Scott Walker for his hard-fought victory tonight, and most especially for having the courage of his convictions to fight the good fight. But the victory in Wisconsin is not Scott Walker's alone.  It is a victory for the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin, who foot the bill year after year.  It is a victory for common sense over powerful special interests.  It is a victory that taxpayers in every state can celebrate.  It is a victory, yes, even for some union members.

"Since Gov. Walker's reforms were enacted, tens of thousands of state employees have opted to keep more of the money they earn rather than let the public employees union siphon off their hard-earned dollars.  In other words, once given the choice, more than half of the public employees union's members decided that they didn't need the union.  These reforms will pay real dividends for the taxpayers of Wisconsin.  They are the real winners tonight.

"The recall election is a sign of good things to come.  The power of the Big Labor bosses has finally been checked, not just in Wisconsin, but also in scores of other states across the country.  More governors, legislators and taxpayers will be inspired to stand up against the liberal labor unions and do what is truly in the best interests of their communities.  Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes are now in play, and the anti-tax, small government movement that swept the country in 2010 is about to sweep Barack Obama out of office in 154 days!"

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