With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC's are receiving a huge majority of their donations from these single individuals rather then enormous corporations.
So, here at the Voice, we're going to tell you a little bit about our neighbors, one donor at a time:
In regards to cash flow, times are looking tough for the Obama campaign. The subject lines of the Obama campaign's e-mails are starting to look more desperate than the plot line of a Jon Cusack movie from the Eighties. "I will be outspent," read the last one. Yes, Mr. President, you are... by millions.
In the month of June, Romney raised $105 million, surpassing
his challenger by nearly $40 million. The sheer numbers paint an election cycle that will be the most expensive one to date in American history
. And, it also illustrates the weight in which the Citizens United
decision has shifted in Mitt's favor: Priorities USA, the Democratic version of Restore Our Future, has pulled
a little over $14 million - a measly number in the absurd world of politics in the year 2012, compared to the nearly $63 million slush fund Restore has scrounged together.
With this 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series, we've shown you the reader some of the faces behind these numbers. And we'll continue to steamroll them out because, as these figures have shown, it's the least we can do. Next up: Goldman Sachs golden child, Henry Cornell. More »