Romney supporters raise $12 million to bolster WH bid

A super-PAC run by supporters of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) announced a $12 million haul during the first half of this year.

Restore Our Future, the outside spending group founded by supporters of Romney's presidential campaign, said it had raised $12 million by the end of June, and has $12 million in cash on hand. While the group has existed formally since last fall, it launched its efforts in essence just late last month.

"There is tremendous support across the country for Mitt Romney," said the group's treasurer, Charlie Spies, who served as Romney's general counsel in 2008. "President Obama has taken our nation down the wrong road with out-of-control government spending that has produced no real results. Voters are fed up. Americans are coming out in support of Gov. Romney because they are confident he has the experience to turn our economy around."

Restore Our Future will disclose all of its donors and expenditures by the end of July, and its haul should only compliment a huge fundraising number expected to be announced by Romney's actual campaign. Officials for the campaign have said they expect Romney to report having raised between $15 million and $20 million by the end of June.