Restore Our Future, the super-PAC backing Mitt Romney's campaign, had more money than Romney's presidential campaign as of the end of the year, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Romney's campaign had $19.9 million at the end of the year. The super-PAC, which can take unlimited donations, had $23.6 million in the bank.
More than half the group's money over the year came in donations
of at least $100,000 — $15.5 million of it was from six-figure checks.
Romney's campaign raised $38.9 million in the last year and Restore our Future raised $30.2 million as of the end of the year, leaving pro-Romney money at $69.1 million for the year. The two groups had a combined $43.5 million as of Dec. 31 heading into the early-primary states.
The super-PAC spent more heavily than Romney in Iowa and was a major player on the airwaves in other early-voting states. Its ability to continue raising money from the same donors in unlimited amounts means it will stay a major force going forward.
The total eclipses Romney's own haul.