"I think we had a measurable impact on this race, and in helping people understand the truth about Mitt Romney's business record in a way that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise, probably," said Bill Burton, one of the founders of Priorities USA, at a panel discussion on Wednesday night.
After months of lagging behind, Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama, out-raised its counterpart backing Mitt Romney in August.
Priorities raised just over $10 million, compared to $7 million for Restore Our Future, the Romney-sanctioned super PAC.
The jumpstart included some help from a few familiar New York donors.
Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama, reported raising $4.8 million for the month, with a slight uptick in donations from New York, where the group has previously struggled, thanks to a handful of six-figure donations from an architect, a private equity executive, a biomedical researcher, and, the longtime manager of Metallica.
In a new advertisement released this morning, Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama, released its harshest attack yet on Mitt Romney's business career at Bain Capital.
In the ad, titled "Understands," Joe Soptic describes the effects on his family after Bain closed his GST Steel plant in Kansas, and wonders if his wife postponed treatment for the cancer that took her life, because the family lacked health insurance after the plant closed.
Soptic says his wife passed away 22 days after being diagnosed.