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Jun 29, 2012

Romney fundraising keeps spiking, small donors giving too

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised $4.6 million in the 24 hours following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said via Twitter on Friday that the former Massachusetts governor had raised the money through 47,000 online donations. “Thanks for everyone’s support for #FullRepeal!” she tweeted, referring to the candidate’s vow to repeal and replace the healthcare law if he is elected president on November 6.

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Jun 27, 2012
via Tales from the Trail

Mitt Romney still a blank slate, Democrat says


Americans don’t know much about Mitt Romney, except that he’s rich and once offered to make a $10,000 bet in a Republican debate, former White House spokesman Bill Burton said at the Reuters Washington Summit on Wednesday.

Burton, who left the White House to co-found a Super PAC to raise money and create ads aimed at making sure Romney doesn’t defeat President Barack Obama in November, said people need to learn more about the presumptive Republican nominee.

Jun 27, 2012
via Tales from the Trail

Lead a Super PAC, lose your friends


It’s not like the old days with his former colleagues at the White House and friends from the Barack Obama campaign anymore for Bill Burton.

The co-founder of the Priorities USA Action Super PAC, which is prevented by campaign finance rules from collaborating with the Obama campaign, told the Reuters Washington Summit he may spend his days raising money to get Obama re-elected, but he has very little contact with his old friends who are actually working in the administration or the re-election campaign.

Jun 27, 2012

Secret donors should be U.S. campaign issue: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The influx of millions of dollars from unnamed donors to influence elections is a growing problem in U.S. politics and Democrats should make it an election issue, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Representative Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit that more and more campaign advertising is coming from groups that are not required to disclose their donors’ identities.

Jun 26, 2012
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