Romney: Mitt Romney and the RNC raised $40.1 million in April, the campaign announced Thursday. President Obama and the DNC had announced a $43.6 million dollar haul a day before. The figure is a big improvement over Romney's $12.5 million total for March.
Super PACs: A super PAC led by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts has rejected a proposal that would link President Obama to his former pastor Jeremiah Wright, a line of attack that the GOP rejected in 2008 and one which presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney repudiated today. The $10 million plan, outlined in a 54 page strategy document, would include television and newspaper ads as well as outdoor advertisements and aerial banners.
AZ-6: Rep. David Schweikert received the endorsement of FreedomWorks in his race against Rep. Ben Quayle, following previous endorsements by Citizens United and the Club for Growth, as well as Sen. Pat Toomey. Quayle is thought to have the backing of much of the GOP leadership in the House.
CO-6: Rep. Mike Coffman is coming under attack for some comments made about President Obama'a citizenship. "I don't know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don't know that," Coffman said. "But I do know this, that in his heart, he's not an American. He's just not an American." Coffman has issued a written apology and said he misspoke.
SC-7: Former Lt. Governor Andre Bauer and Horry County Council Chair Tom Rice lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the new 7th Congressional District seat according to a new poll commissioned by Francis Marion University and SCNOW.com. Bauer leads the nine person field of Republican candidates with 22 percent of voters polled, followed by Rice with 21 percent. Chad Prosser is third with 8 percent. 35 percent of those polled said they were still undecided.
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