SuperPAC Report: Over $20 Million Spent to Oppose Barack Obama in Past Week

Restore Our Future, Inc. Spent Over $10 Million in Past Week



A downpour of SuperPAC funds was spent to oppose President Barack Obama in the past week as the battle for the White House starts to heat up.

A total of $26,166,015 was spent by SuperPACs over the past 7 days, with the majority of that money ($20 million plus) being spent to oppose Barack Obama.

On the other hand, just $1,179,355 was spent to oppose presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney over the same seven day period.

The 10 most active SuperPACs over the past 7 days were:

RESTORE OUR FUTURE, INC., $10,099,233
AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY, $7,476,038
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, $3,848,612
Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, $1,772,931
Priorities USA Action, $1,062,302
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, $455,559
CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY FUND, $416,532
Patriot Majority USA, $238,924
Friends of Democracy, $137,630
MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, $89,187

The ten largest single expenditures over the last seven days were:

RESTORE OUR FUTURE, INC. spent $9,856,375 to oppose OBAMA, BARACK
Type: Media Buy

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY spent $6,503,104 to oppose Obama, Barack
Type: Advertising-TV placement (Still Believe)

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE spent $3,699,743 to oppose Barack, Obama
Type: Media Placement

Priorities USA Action spent $1,062,302 to oppose Romney, Mitt
Type: Media TV Advertising Buy

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies spent $993,527 to oppose KAINE, TIM
Type: TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY spent $919,864 to oppose Obama, Barack
Type: Advertising-TV placement (Voted For)

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies spent $616,770 to oppose BERKLEY, SHELLEY
Type: TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE spent $256,867 to oppose Kaine, Tim
Type: Television Ad Media Buy - Kaine

Patriot Majority USA spent $238,924 to oppose Heller, Dean
Type: TV Advertising of 'Know'

RESTORE OUR FUTURE, INC. spent $205,600 to oppose OBAMA, BARACK
Type: Internet Advertising

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Here is an example of the types of ads that were targeting President Obama over the past week:



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SuperPACs are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose a candidate for office.

The only stipulation is that they are not allowed to directly co-ordinate with a campaign - for instance, Mitt Romney is not allowed to directly co-ordinate with Restore Our Future, Inc., etc.