Obama Super PAC Plots Massive Ad Campaign Against Romney [View all]
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is plotting its biggest television ad campaign, a $30 million effort attacking Mitt Romney for his tenure as governor of Massachusetts and his broader economic policy.
The spot, featuring a testimonial from Olive Chase, a well-regarded chef on Cape Cod, is a new twist for Priorities USA Action. While previous ads from the group have focused on Romney's tenure in private equity, this one accuses the presumptive Republican nominee of failing to live up to his promises of turning around the Bay State's economic malaise during the early-2000s.
Bill Burton, the co-founder of Priorities USA Action, told The Huffington Post that the group has put $30 million behind the spot, $10 million more than it devoted to its series of (sometimes controversial) Bain ads. It's unclear whether the group has the money now to pay for those ads, or whether it's banking on future fundraising. According to its most recent Federal Election Commission report, Priorities USA Action had $4.2 million cash on hand at the end of July.
That said, fundraising seems destined to pick up for the group as the election heads into its defining last months. "We will have the resources for it," Burton said.