The super PAC backing GOP nominee Mitt Romney raised $15 million last month while spending almost nothing, leaving $17 million in the bank as of October 1. It has spent $11 million since that time, filings showed Friday.
In September, Restore Our Future received $2 million from conservative mega-donor and Texas homebuilder Bob Perry; $1 million from Houston Texas CEO Robert McNair; $1 million from Steven Lund and his wife, of Nu Skin Enterprises, who had previously given large amounts through shadowy LLCs; and $1 million from contractor Stanley Herzog of Missouri.
The super PAC can take money from corporations, too, and it received $1 million from William Koch’s Oxbow Carbon and $250,000 from the Penske automotive firm.
Restore Our Future paid $339,000 last month in fundraising fees to a firm established by Romney confidant Spencer J. Zwick in September.
Sixty-five companies gave $4 million to Mr. Romney’s super PAC last month, including eight that listed only P.O. boxes as addresses. They include companies with opaque names such as Palmer American Holding at Box 1195, Garden City, Kansas, which gave $150,000.
Allegany Yankee Holdings at PO Box 330, Wellsville, NY gave $75,000 — and another company sharing the same box, Eastern Seaboard Inc., also gave the same amount.