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Pro-Romney Super PAC Launching Huge Ad Buy During Summer Olympics

Good luck trying to avoid the presidential race when the Olympics are on. A Romney family horse is going to be on the U.S. dressage team, and now reports are saying the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future is spending over 7 million dollars to buy ads in over ten states when the Olympics kick off on NBC later this month.

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The ad buy was announced late last week by the Super PAC. According to ABC News, the pro-Romney ads are going to run in 11 key states, including Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In a statement, the Super PAC’s treasurer acknowledged Romney’s long-standing ties to the Olympics and what it says about his economic record.

“Ten years ago, Mitt Romney rescued the Salt Lake City Olympics from scandal and financial ruin, transforming a crushing deficit into a surplus and delivering a safe and secure Olympics less than a year after September 11… Mitt Romney is a proven leader who is capable of turning our economy around and creating an environment where we can once again realize the American Dream.”

Meanwhile, President Obama‘s campaign is putting $5.5 million into Olympic ad buys, though other reports say the Obama campaign’s buy could be as high as $6.5 million. In 2008, the Obama campaign spent $5 million during the Olympics while the John McCain campaign spent $6 million.

h/t ABC News

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