Pro-Romney group readies 9-state ad buy

May 2, 2012 - 3:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent group backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy has placed a $4.3 million advertising buy in nine battleground states.

Restore Our Future announced Tuesday it has bought television ad time in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia and New Hampshire.

The group is run by former Romney aides. It was by far the biggest advertiser during the Republican presidential primary, spending more than $36 million on ads attacking Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich after each one emerged at different points as Romney's chief conservative rival.

The latest ad, "Saved," also ran during the primary season. It describes how Romney led efforts to rescue the 14-year-old daughter of a former colleague at Bain Capital after she disappeared in New York.