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Whitman, Marriott Spend Big on Romney Super PAC

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Restore Our Future, the super PAC that supports Mitt Romney, keeps rolling in the cash thanks to the help of some high-powered business leaders.

The super PAC received some $6.6 million in January, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, as well-known public figures littered the list.

Notable donors included Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report) CEO, at $100,000; J.W. Marriott, Marriott International's (MAR - Get Report) chief executive, at $250,000; and Richard Marriott, Marriott's chairman, at $250,000.

Other notable January donors to the super PAC that backs Romney include Harold Clark Simmons, chairman of holding company Valhi (VHI), at $100,000; and Gregory Maffei, Liberty Media's (LMCA) (LMCB) CEO, at $100,000.

Three individuals gave $500,000 to Restore Our Future: Joseph Craft, who is CEO of Alliance Coal, subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP); Bruce Kovner of hedge fund Caxton Alternative Management; and David Lisonbee, 4Life Research chief executive.

Restore Our Future spent $13.9 million in January and reported that it had $16.3 million in cash on hand at the end of the period.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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