Mitt Romney’s PAC raises more money than potential GOP 2012 contenders Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Mitt Romney’s political action committee blew away his potential rivals’, according to reports, in money raised during the latest fundraising period. Meanwhile, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s political groups combined raised nearly twice as much as Romney, though most was raised through a 527 group that doesn’t have the fundraising limits that the other PACs do.

Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC brought in $1.8 million during the April to June reporting period and has about $2.2 million cash on hand.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s SarahPAC raised $865,815.42, and has just more than a million cash on hand, according to reports.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC raised $724,000, with $940,000 cash on hand.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s HuckPAC reportedly raised $258,000.

And Gingrich raised $3.5 million, the majority of which came from American Solutions, a 527 which by law cannot advocate the election or defeat of any candidate.

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