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Mitt Romney, facing money challenges, aggressively seeks donations
Washington Post ^ | 02/29/12 | Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen

Posted on 02/29/2012 8:39:09 PM PST by writer33

BEXLEY, Ohio — Mitt Romney, eager to capi­tal­ize on his primary-election victories this week, is aggressively pushing for new donations to offset his presidential campaign’s heavy spending and is erecting battle stations in upcoming Super Tuesday states.

Amid a nominating season that has seen little momentum from race to race, Romney is now trying to build some. His advisers argue that he is finally gaining a meaningful lead, and other Republicans say his triumphs in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday should quell talk of a late-entering candidate in the race.

Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity of faking its grassroots support.

“Governor Romney is on track to win the GOP nomination, and it is getting harder to see a path to the nomination for any of his rivals,” Romney campaign pollster Neil Newhouse wrote in a memorandum to reporters Wednesday.

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"Money has become an acute challenge for Romney, who was forced to devote significant resources to fending off Rick Santorum and his other GOP rivals in February. The former Massachusetts governor had less than $8 million on hand at the end of January and has almost certainly burned through most or all of that since then."

Apparently, it's not all roses in the Romney camp. This is what happens when you spend your loot trashing your opponents.

1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:39:17 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those who might find this interesting.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:32 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Ha ha!!!

His cash is dwindling!! YIPEEEE!!! This is very good news!

Go Newt!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 8:43:11 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: writer33

Should we send him some Milt money?

4 posted on 02/29/2012 8:44:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: writer33

his supporters are maxed out? heheh


5 posted on 02/29/2012 8:45:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Yes, sir. Everything is not coming up roses for Romney. LOL!


6 posted on 02/29/2012 8:46:35 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Money has become an acute challenge for Romney

Wait. I thought Romney's war chest made him unbeatable. Now it's hurting?

So the master of business who would become the budgeter in chief of the US can't foresee that if he keeps spending money like crazy, he'll run out.

But he's still the front runner by most estimates. I think we're in a LOT of trouble.

7 posted on 02/29/2012 8:51:17 PM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Romney has been spending it wildly to snow over his competition.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 8:53:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: writer33

I hope he loses


9 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:03 PM PST by JSDude1
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Lemme see, do I want the Presidency or that $50 million to figure out if I'll get a chance to get my ass beat by Obama?

That's a tough one.

10 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:40 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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That flip-flopping Massachusetts liberal has to out spend his competition 6:1 or more to have a chance.
11 posted on 02/29/2012 9:00:17 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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Well....I thought Myth had ALL the money to trounce everyone! Who knew!


12 posted on 02/29/2012 9:00:35 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: irv

This would be hilarious if the joke was on the other side.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 9:01:38 PM PST by moehoward
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To: writer33

Would an expired coupon to Denny’s help?


14 posted on 02/29/2012 9:02:19 PM PST by bramps (Newt is the one)
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RNC called me today, hung up in their face.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 9:02:49 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity of faking its grassroots support.

From what I have heard of ads, the Americans for Prosperity PAC doesn't condone anyone. They just want us to pick a conservative.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 9:05:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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So apparently in order for Romney to get 40% of the Republican vote anywhere, he has to outspend his opponent 5-1 and count on surreptitious support from Ron Paul and his PACs as well.

Think about those kind of metrics in the context of the general election against Obama and ask yourself how Mitt has any prayer of winning that.
17 posted on 02/29/2012 9:07:53 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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Wow, the Washington Post is supporting the AntiRomneybots...


18 posted on 02/29/2012 9:13:59 PM PST by JmyBryan
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And we are to feel sorry the jerk has gone through all the mud money trashing Newt and Rick like shite through a goose? And then the ass has the gall to cry about negative ad attacks!!

Look for Ann to pull the plug just like in 08.

Otherwise, just like FUBO, I say FUMR.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 9:19:10 PM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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Hummmmm veerry interesting.....As I remove my monocale and clean it...Is WAPO really pushing for $$$ for the Romnellians or for “Comrade 0” ???


20 posted on 02/29/2012 9:36:08 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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