WASHINGTON (AP) - New filings posted by a Republican "super" political committee formed by veteran strategist Karl Rove show the group reaped nearly $5 million in May, aiding GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his effort to unseat President Barack Obama.
The $4.6 million tally is an impressive boost from a month earlier and a sign that GOP political committees are widening the financial gap over struggling Democratic party rivals.
The new figures for Rove's American Crossroads augment an equally strong $8 million performance in May by a separate pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future.
The national campaign organizations run by Obama and Romney spent millions of dollars last month to promote their candidate.
But the super PACs helping Romney are poised to account for a growing share of that fundraising largess.
The Associated Press