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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Pro-Romney PAC to air ads in Virginia during Olympics

While U.S. athletes compete in London at the 2012 Olympics, President Obama and Mitt Romney will stage a separate battle on the airwaves.

Mitt Romney will get some help on the airwaves during the Olympics. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Restore Our Future, a super-PAC established to help the Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that it was buying $7.2 million worth of airtime during the Olympics in 11 states — including Virginia. The purchase could fit nearly into a key Romney campaign storyline, highlighting his role overseeing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The purchase follows the Obama campaign’s announcement that it made its own multi-million dollar ad buy during the Olympics, ensuring that sports fans will be inundated with political spots in between events.

In addition to Virginia, Restore Our Future also bought time in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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