Romney Super-PAC Set to Unload Its Biggest Ad Buy Ever

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Restore Our Future, the weirdly named super-PAC devoted to electing Mitt Romney president, will spend $10.5 million on ads this week attacking President Barack Obama in 11 battleground states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Restore Our Future has raised $82.2 million this election cycle, the most of any super-PAC, and this latest ad buy is its largest.

The ad, “Another Month,” rips Obama for the economy’s sluggish recovery and lackluster job creation in recent months. The ad rehashes several minor flubs by the president—his 2011 quip that “Shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected” regarding stimulus-created jobs and, last month, his line that the “private sector is doing fine”—and then ends by claiming Obama has no record to run on.

Here’s the ad:

Spending by presidential super-PACs is spiking as the candidates enter the final stretch of the campaign. Earlier this month, the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action super-PAC announced it was buying $30 million in ads in Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia this fall.

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