The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney raised $22 million in the final three weeks of the campaign, including $10 million from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife — bringing their total to $30 million— $2 million from Oracle Corp. CEO Lawrence Ellison and $1 million from Houston Texans Chairman Robert McNair.
The PAC supporting the Republican nominee also received large, last-minute checks from corporations, including $1 million from the Renco Group, an investment firm that has drawn fire for mills that pollute in South America and which previously gave another million, and $250,000 from Penske, the automotive company.
A company called Tetco, which listed only a P.O. box in San Antonio as an address, gave $50,000, and one called only Southwest Business Corporation, in the same city, also donated. Stallion Oilfield Holdings gave $30,000, bringing its total to $155,000.
The late timing of the donations meant their sources were not disclosed until after votes had been cast Nov. 6. Disclosures covering Oct. 18 through election day did not have to be filed until Thursday.
The super PAC Restore Our Future spent $46 million from Oct. 18 through Election Day.
It paid the firm of a former Romney adviser, Steve Roche, $1.4 million for fundraising services in the final weeks, as well as $5,000 to the Waldorf Astoria New York, where a fundraiser was held.