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RESTORE OUR FUTURE

Launched in October 2010 by three former aides to Mitt Romney: Carl Forti, the political director of Romney's 2008 presidential campaign and a well-known Republican strategist who also serves as political director for the super PAC American Crossroads; Charles Spies, the legal counsel to Romney's 2008 campaign; and Larry McCarthy, a member of Romney's media team in 2008. The group's fundraiser led the Romney campaign finance team until last summer. This super PAC was formed specifically to help elect Romney. | See this committee's FEC-reported expenditures at PACTrack »

402
Ad buy files freed

$41.6M
TV ad spending
logged so far

$143M
Spending reported to
the FEC in the 2012 cycle

Mitt Romney
Supports

Spending logged in swing states
Spending-range-legend
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Latest Buys

  • $0
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $38.5K
    WHNS, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, S.C. and Asheville, N.C.
  • $186K
    WKYC, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $325K
    WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $58.4K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $17.7K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $39.6K
    WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $36.4K
    WTEV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • $25.9K
    WAWS, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • $179K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $31.5K
    WLWT, Cincinnati
  • $116K
    WCAU, Philadelphia
  • $470K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $237K
    WFTV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $163K
    WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $52.5K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $60.4K
    WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $88.7K
    WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
  • $39.6K
    WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $113K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $168K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $168K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $113K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $168K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $18.9K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $17.7K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $18.9K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $17.7K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $15.2K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $13.7K
    WHNS, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, S.C. and Asheville, N.C.
  • $72.4K
    KDVR, Denver
  • $118K
    WKRC-TV, Cincinnati
  • $72.4K
    KDVR, Denver
  • $166K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $74.3K
    KMGH-TV, Denver
  • $78.1K
    KMGH-TV, Denver
  • $113K
    KUSA, Denver
  • $148K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $175K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $181K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $88.7K
    WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
  • $25.8K
    KDVR, Denver
  • $116K
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $112K
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $106K
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $112K
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $303K
    WFTV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $60.6K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $75.4K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $36.7K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $58.4K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $75.4K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $50.8K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $15.6K
    KDVR, Denver
  • $140K
    WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $116K
    WTXF-TV, Philadelphia
  • $217K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $39.3K
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $39.3K
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $209K
    WDIV-TV, Detroit
  • $58.4K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $47.5K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $47.5K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $95.1K
    KOB, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.
  • $167K
    KMGH-TV, Denver
  • $327K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $88.7K
    WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
  • $77.8K
    WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $23.5K
    WPMT, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $286K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $270K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $234K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $181K
    WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $213K
    WOIO, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $270K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $166K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $70K
    WHP-TV, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $324K
    WOIO, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $317K
    WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $0
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $79.9K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $79.9K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $364K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $228K
    WDIV-TV, Detroit
  • $20.4K
    WCMH-TV, Columbus, Ohio
  • $34.4K
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $12.3K
    KTVD, Denver
  • $117K
    WOFL, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $34.6K
    WCMH-TV, Columbus, Ohio
  • $34.6K
    WCMH-TV, Columbus, Ohio
  • $75.5K
    WXIX-TV, Cincinnati
  • $122K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $174K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $18.9K
    WVBT, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $97.2K
    WTKR, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $115K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $0
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $108K
    KCNC-TV, Denver
  • $99.3K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $365K
    WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $47.5K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $47.5K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $237K
    WPVI-TV, Philadelphia
  • $266K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $210K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $85.4K
    WGHP, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $138K
    WWMT, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $0
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $54.1K
    WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $126K
    KMGH-TV, Denver
  • $94.5K
    WGAL, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $156K
    WVEC, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $206K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $331K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $43.4K
    WHP-TV, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $46K
    WITI, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $62.9K
    WTVJ, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • $208K
    WSVN, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • $40.9K
    WSYX, Columbus, Ohio
  • $117K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $117K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $153K
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $117K
    WCAU, Philadelphia
  • $19.4K
    WHP-TV, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $397K
    WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $251K
    WFOR-TV, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • $248K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $191K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $75K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $21.7K
    KTVD, Denver
  • $195K
    WFOR-TV, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • $65K
    KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
  • $70.8K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $111K
    WLOS, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, S.C. and Asheville, N.C.
  • $78.8K
    WPBF, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • $115K
    WTSP, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla.
  • $41.4K
    WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $294K
    WTTG, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $90.4K
    WTTG, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $77.5K
    WTTG, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $46.8K
    WXII-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $46K
    WXII-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $51.6K
    WTXF-TV, Philadelphia
  • $33.4K
    WTXF-TV, Philadelphia
  • $90.6K
    KYW-TV, Philadelphia
  • $177K
    WKYC, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $391K
    WTTG, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $346K
    WTTG, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $80.6K
    WGAL, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, Pa.
  • $53K
    WCAU, Philadelphia
  • $53K
    WCAU, Philadelphia
  • $63.2K
    WCAU, Philadelphia
  • $107K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $254K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $366K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $91.4K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $151K
    WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $71.7K
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $0
    KVVU-TV, Las Vegas
  • $36.7K
    WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $172K
    WKMG-TV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $31.7K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $20.9K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $51.3K
    WTEV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • $64.5K
    WTEV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • $48K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $128K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $117K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $47.7K
    KTNV-TV, Las Vegas
  • $50.5K
    WPEC, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • $56.3K
    WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • $158K
    WVEC, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $53K
    WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $91.4K
    WUSA, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $122K
    WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $51.6K
    WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $154K
    WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md.
  • $36.8K
    WCCB, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $31.5K
    WCCB, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $23.8K
    WRAZ, Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville, N.C.
  • $11.4K
    WRAZ, Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville, N.C.
  • $206K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $98.1K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $98.4K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $97.8K
    WESH, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $151K
    KUSA, Denver
  • $79.7K
    WTVJ, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • $144K
    WTVT, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla.
  • $83.6K
    WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $84.1K
    WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $251K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $250K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $247K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $28.9K
    WCCB, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $85K
    WWMT, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $31.6K
    WOFL, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $57.1K
    WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Va.
  • $86.1K
    WITI, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $0
    WKMG-TV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $141K
    WFTV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $153K
    WFTV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $57K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $750
    WXLV-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $750
    WXLV-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $44.2K
    WTLV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • $48K
    WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $50K
    WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $56.9K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $42.1K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $0
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $75.7K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $51.7K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $56.9K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $54.5K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $82.8K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $82.8K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $107K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $107K
    KSNV-DT, Las Vegas
  • $59.7K
    WFMY-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $0
    WTSP, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla.
  • $86.4K
    WJBK, Detroit
  • $88.7K
    WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
  • $237K
    WFTV, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla.
  • $99.3K
    WWJ-TV, Detroit
  • $162K
    KYW-TV, Philadelphia
  • $186K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $150K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $106K
    WKYC, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $82.2K
    WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $102K
    WKYC, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio
  • $5,200
    WXIX-TV, Cincinnati
  • $27.3K
    WXIX-TV, Cincinnati
  • $27.3K
    WXIX-TV, Cincinnati
  • $71.2K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $135K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $41.4K
    WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $53.7K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $66K
    WITI, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $53.7K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $22.4K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $73.7K
    WXYZ-TV, Detroit
  • $65.2K
    WTVD, Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville, N.C.
  • $186K
    WMUR-TV, Boston and Manchester, N.H.
  • $28.6K
    WCPO-TV, Cincinnati
  • $750
    WXLV-TV, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • $117K
    WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $94.4K
    WTSP, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Fla.
  • $70.8K
    WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
  • $51.7K
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • $22.4K
    WZZM, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich.
  • $101K
    WJW, Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio

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