PRESS RELEASE from Free and Strong America PAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2010

Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC Raises over $1.8 Million and Contributes Nearly $350,000 in Second Quarter of 2010
Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC today filed its finance report with the Federal Election Commission and reported raising $1,504,989.71 in the second quarter of 2010.  Mitt Romney’s PAC also has five state affiliates in Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, which raised an additional $329,700 during the same period, bringing total PAC second quarter fundraising to $1,834,689.71.  Combined first and second quarter fundraising for the federal and state PACs totaled $3,438,978.41.
 
Mitt Romney formed the Free and Strong America PAC to promote Republican candidates and conservative causes around the country through speeches, political appearances and financial support.  In the second quarter of 2010, Republican candidates and conservative causes received $270,552.04 in support from the federal PAC and an additional $79,050 from the state PACs, totaling $349,602.04.  Combined first and second quarter contributions totaled $408,444.30.
 
Contributions included $42,000 to Nikki Haley’s gubernatorial campaign in South Carolina, $20,000 to Terry Branstad’s gubernatorial campaign in Iowa, and $10,000 to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s reelection campaign.  
 
“Republicans have an opportunity to make significant gains in the 2010 elections.  The reason is because people are fed up with overspending, deficits, higher taxes and the lack of jobs. Our PAC is supporting candidates who are opposed to President Obama’s job-killing tax and spend agenda and committed to putting our nation on the right track,” said Romney.
 
In the first two quarters of 2010, the PAC has supported over 150 Republican candidates and conservative causes in states across the country including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.  
 
A complete list of the PAC’s 2010 Q1 and Q2 donations is below:
 

Committee

Office Sought

2010 Contribution Amount

Contribution Type

Otter for Idaho

ID Governor

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Texans for Rick Perry

TX Governor

$10,000.00

cash contribution

Daugaard for South Dakota

SD Governor

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Governor Branstad 2010

IA Governor

$20,000.00

cash contribution

Hoekstra for Governor

MI Governor

$3,400.00

cash contribution

Kasich Taylor for Ohio

OH Governor

$493.70

In-kind contribution

Nikki Haley for Governor

SC Governor

$42,000.00

cash contribution

Susana Martinez for Governor

NM Governor

$5,000.00

cash contribution

The Committee to Elect Paul LePage Governor

ME Governor

$750.00

cash contribution

Bennett Election Committee Inc.

U.S. Senate (UT)

$799.70

In-kind contribution

Friends of John McCain

U.S. Senate (AZ)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Georgians for Isakson

U.S. Senate (GA)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Grassley Committee, Inc.

U.S. Senate (IA)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Carly for California, Inc.

U.S. Senate (CA)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Dan Coats for Indiana

U.S. Senate (IN)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Friends of Mike Lee Inc.

U.S. Senate (UT)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Friends of Sharron Angle

U.S. Senate (NV)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Hoeven for Senate

U.S. Senate (ND)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Kirk for Senate

U.S. Senate (IL)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate (FL)

$5,000.00

cash and in-kind contribution

Mike Crapo for US Senate

U.S. Senate (ID)

$5,000.00

cash contribution

Toomey for Senate

U.S. Senate (PA)

$4,896.00

cash contribution

Bill Flores for Congress

TX-17

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Bill Shuster for Congress

PA-9

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Blaine for Congress 2010

MO-09

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Brian Bilbray for Congress

CA-50

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Charlie Dent for Congress

PA-15

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Re-elect Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

CA-46

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Conaway for Congress

TX-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Crenshaw for Congress

FL-04

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Connie Mack

FL-14

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Jack Kingston

GA-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Jason Chaffetz

UT-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Joe Pitts

PA-16

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Sam Johnson

TX-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Gingrey for Congress

GA-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Graves for Congress

MO-06

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Heller for Congress

NV-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Jim Gerlach for Congress Committee

PA-6

$2,500.00

cash contribution

John Carter for Congress

TX-31

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Kay Granger Campaign Fund

TX-12

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Kevin McCarthy for Congress

CA-22

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Lungren for Congress

CA-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Mary Bono Mack Committee

CA-45

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Olson for Congress Committee

TX-22

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Pete Sessions for Congress

TX-32

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Price for Congress

GA-06

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Rob Bishop for Congress

UT-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Roskam for Congress Committee

IL-06

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Schmidt for Congress Committee

OH-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Schock for Congress

IL-18

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Simpson for Congress

ID-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Team Emerson for Jo Ann Emerson

MO-08

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Texans for Lamar Smith

TX-21

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Tom Rooney for Congress

FL-16

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Westmoreland for Congress

GA-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Berg for Congress

ND-00

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Bucshon for Congress

IN-08

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Canseco for Congress

TX-23

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Denham for Congress

CA-19

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Diane Black for Congress

TN-06

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Djou for Hawaii

HI-01

$3,669.10

cash and in-kind contribution

Dold for Congress

IL-10

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Ed Martin for Congress

MO-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Fimian for Congress 2010

VA-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Fitzpatrick for Congress

PA-08

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of David Harmer

CA-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Joe Heck

NV-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of John Loughlin

RI-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Morgan Philpot Campaign Committee

UT-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Todd Young

IN-09

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Hoosiers for Rokita

IN-04

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Jeff Perry for Congress

MA-10

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Jon Barela for Congress

NM-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Kinzinger for Congress

IL-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Kristi for Congress

SD-00

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Levesque for Congress

ME-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Lou Barletta for Congress

PA-11

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Martha Roby for Congress

AL-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Morgan Griffith for Congress

VA-09

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Mulvaney for Congress

SC-05

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Pat Meehan for Congress

PA-07

$2,500.00

cash contribution

People for Pearce

NM-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Randy Hultgren for Congress

IL-14

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Raul Labrador for Idaho

ID-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Robert Hurt for Congress

VA-05

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Scontras for Congress 2010

ME-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Scott Rigell for Congress

VA-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Steve Chabot for Congress

OH-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Stivers for Congress

OH-15

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Tim Burns for Congress

PA-12

$3,663.84

cash and in-kind contribution

Tim Griffin for Congress Campaign Committee

AR-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Tim Scott for Congress

SC-01

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Van Tran for Congress

CA-47

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Walorksi for Congress, Inc.

IN-02

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Zaun for Congress

IA-03

$2,500.00

cash contribution

House Victory 2010

Joint Fundraising Committee of Gingrey for Congress, Price for Congress and Westmoreland for Congress

$1,102.33

In-kind contribution

Adam Putnam for Commissioner of Agriculture

FL Commissioner of Agriculture

$250.00

cash contribution

Bill Schuette for Attorney General

MI Attorney General

$3,400.00

cash contribution

Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor

GA Lt. Governor

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Chris Roy for Secretary of State

Vermont Secretary of State

$519.63

cash and in-kind contribution

Dan Rutherford Campaign Committee

IL Treasurer

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Jeff Atwater for Chief Financial Officer

FL Chief Financial Officer

$250.00

cash contribution

Plummer for Illinois

IL Lt. Governor

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Sam Olens for Attorney General

GA Attorney General

$2,500.00

cash contribution

Cecil Staton for State Senate

GA State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

David Shafer Senate Committee

GA State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Bill Hamrick

GA State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Chip Rogers

GA State Senate

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Friends of Jack Murphy

GA State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Tommie Williams

GA State Senate

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Greg Ryberg Campaign

SC State Senate

$250.00

cash contribution

Kevin Bryant Campaign

SC State Senate

$250.00

cash contribution

Larry Martin Campaign

SC State Senate

$250.00

cash contribution

Ronnie Cromer Campaign

SC State Senate

$250.00

cash contribution

Friends of David Boutin

NH State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

Millar for State Senate

GA State Senate

$500.00

cash contribution

Bill Sandifer Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Chip Huggins Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Citizens for Calvin Hill

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Citizens to Elect Brooks Coleman

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Butch Parrish

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Carl Rogers

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Cliff Rosenberger

Ohio State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Richard H. Smith

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Tim Bearden

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Elect Tom Rice

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Re-Elect Billy Horne

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Committee to Re-Elect Rep. Lynn R. Smith

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Dan Cooper Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Davis 4 House 109

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Edward Lindsey for State House 54 Committee

GA State Representative

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Eric Bedingfield Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Friends of Barbara Comstock

VA State Delegate

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Friends of Bill Hembree

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of David Casas

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Don Parsons

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Jan Jones

GA State Representative

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Friends of Jon Burns

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Matt Dollar

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Friends of Wendell Willard

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Gene Pinson Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Harry Cato Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Jenny Horne Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Jim Harrison Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Joan Brady Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Mark Hamilton for State House 23

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Martin for Georgia

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Mike Sottile Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Phillip Lowe Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Ralston for Representative Committee

GA State Representative

$1,000.00

cash contribution

Rita Allison Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Roger Williams Campaign Committee

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

The Committee to Elect Douglas Holt

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

The Committee to Elect John Meadows

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

The Committee to Elect Matt Ramsey

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

The Committee to Elect R.M. Channell

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Tracy Edge Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Wendy Nanney Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Willie Lee Talton for State Rep.

GA State Representative

$500.00

cash contribution

Chris Murphy Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Kenneth L. Weyler Campaign

NH State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Kevin Ryan Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Peter McCoy Campaign

SC State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Steve Cunningham Campaign

NH State Representative

$250.00

cash contribution

Bob Taylor Campaign

Greenville, SC County Council

$250.00

cash contribution

Joe Dill Campaign

Greenville, SC County Council

$250.00

cash contribution

Republican Party of Florida (federal account)

N/A

$5,000.00

cash contribution

MA Republican State Congressional Committee (federal account)

N/A

$5,000.00

cash and in-kind contribution

New Hampshire Republican State Committee (non-federal account)

N/A

$15,000.00

cash contribution

New Hampshire Republican State Committee (federal account)

N/A

$5,000.00

cash contribution

 

 

 

 

 

Total 2010 Q1 and Q2 Contributions

$408,444.30

 

 

 
 
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