Skip to comments.Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by Libloather
Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'
By Cameron Joseph - 04/25/12 05:33 PM ET
Mitt Romney's fundraising has skyrocketed since he became the de facto nominee, a top Romney fundraiser told The Hill Wednesday evening.
"People are coming out of the woodwork," said the fundraiser, who requested not to be named. "A number of my friends who didn't want to get involved in the primary are now coming off the sidelines for the general election."
The Romney supporter told The Hill that two recent fundraisers in Florida had netted more than $3 million combined, and said the moment Romney and the Republican National Committee entered into a joint fundraising operation a number of top GOP donors who had been resistant to giving decided to make major donations.
"This all started when we signed the contract with the RNC that's when the general election really began for us," the fundraiser said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm out there I can in a week's time raise $1 million for an event."
Romney's schedule is very heavy on fundraising appearances the next month, and if he continues to bring in $1 million or more at most stops he could quickly close the gap with obama in campaign money. Romney finished March with a bit more than $10 million in the bank after having to spend heavily in the primary, while Obama had $104 million cash on hand.
Romney and the RNC have a combined fundraising goal of $800 million, according to a memo obtained by the New York Times. That figure would likely mean Romney outspends Obama and that doesn't factor in the Republican-aligned outside groups, which are expected to outspend their Democratic counterparts by large margins.
Romney is going to raise a lot of money. He is very well connected and it would not surprise me if between Willard and the RNC they really do raise 800 million or more. Add in CrossroadsPAC and others and the Republicans might actually have more money than the Dems/Unions this election cycle.
He can raise all the money he wants, he’s still going to get pounded into dust unless he convinces lots of liberals to vote for him.
No biggie, so do roaches.
And out from under rocks, and from Plains, Georgia.
Ain’t it the truth.
The cockroaches and termites are rallying for Mitt.
Yep. All we can do is hope Obama wins now.
It’s like this:
Behind door number one: bachelorette Ms. Helen Thomas; behind door number two: bachelorette Ms. Rosie O’Donnell; behind door number three, a ravenous, fourteen foot, man-eating tiger.
Yeah, I’m leaning toward #3 too, but I’m going to have to think about it some more.
You know what they say about big women: shade in the summer, heat in the winter.
And older women are ... grateful.
Being eaten alive might not be that bad. Maybe he’d bite my head off first. His breath can’t be as bad as the other two.
Maybe she could change? No, no way in .... what about just not opening any of the doors? What if they ALL came out?
Has nothing to do with Romney. If these were Romney’s connections pulling in the money, he would have had it during the primary. These are anti-Obama people who would give the money to whoever the nominee is. The fact that the RNC started joint fundraising with Romney this early is just more reason why every Republican should be pissed that they were disenfranchised by the party before we had elected a nominee. Since when do they not stay unbiased during a primary?
Do you really think that a lot of conservatives who held their noses and voted for Juan in 2008 will now not vote for Mittens against an Obama who has so thoroughly demonstrated himself?
I think it is both Romney supporters and ABO types. I think some Romney supporters didn't donate or donate much during the primaries because they expected Mitt to win eventually and didn't want their money spent running negative ads against the other GOP candidates.
Good news, he’ll need it. The WSI is working hard to deny Obama the donations he got from Wall Street and others and it’s showing. Obama is way down from expected levels.
I have no intent of voting for Romney, he’s a democrat and a scumbag.
Rats usually do.
I will vote for Romney, he’s not a Communist anti-American racist.
I really don’t care how willing you are to vote for the Neo Democrat party candidate. He’s a scumbag socialist and I’m actively campaigning against the architect of socialized medicine.
Any principled conservative, at this point, has little choice other than Virgil Goode...