Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Reveal Navigation

Team Romney Rakes in $10.25M in One Day Team Romney Rakes in $10.25M in One Day Team Romney Rakes in $10.25M in One Day Team Romney Rakes i...

share
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Politics / CAMPAIGN 2012

Team Romney Rakes in $10.25M in One Day

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.(Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

photo of Lindsey Boerma
May 17, 2011

Presumed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney walked away from a Las Vegas phone bank fundraiser Monday with an additional $10.25 million in campaign cash, the Associated Press reports.

The figure, more than three times his committee’s low-ball prediction, is an indicator that the second fundraising quarter could turn out better for the former Massachusetts governor than the first, when Romney—the widely presumed GOP front-runner—was outraised by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a tea party favorite who has yet to establish even an exploratory committee.

 

“This is a big kickoff for us, for our fundraising effort,” Romney said in a Facebook town hall address Monday. “It’s kind of a celebration. It’s important to me that we get started, get the ball rolling today.”

Romney, who is still in an exploratory phase but is expected to run, seems to be taking a different approach from his last hike down the White House path.

In 2008, he ran big in early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire, pouring tens of millions of his own money into the campaigns, only to lose the nomination to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. This time around, AP suggests, Romney is keeping his head down until he has clinched a reasonable number of big-name donors.

Want the news first every morning? Sign up for National Journal’s Need-to-Know MemoShort items to prepare you for the day.

Get us in your feed.
More Politics
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus