Skip to comments.Romney camp raises $3.5 million after Ryan veep announcement
Posted on 08/12/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romneys selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate has energized donors, with the campaign raising $3.5 million in the 24 hours since the announcement.
Campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul tweeted the fundraising haul on Sunday.
$3.5 million raised online in 24 hrs of @MittRomney's pick of @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012
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Yesterday, Saul provided updates at the Romney campaign saw a spike in donations after Ryan was named to the GOP ticket. A tweet Saturday afternoon said that $1.2 million had been raised within four hours, with $2 million total by the end of the day.
The campaign was quick to fundraise off the seven-term Wisconsin lawmaker, who is a popular figure with the conservative base.
An email sent shortly after Romney welcomed Ryan at a campaign event in Norfolk, Va., asked supporters to Donate $15 today to help restore America's greatness and build a stronger middle class.
On Sunday, the campaign sent a fundraising pitch from Ryan telling supporters he was thrilled and deeply honored to be Romneys running mate.
The email told backers they could win a chance to meet him and Romney and encouraged them to donate before Wednesday to enter a raffle.
Democrats as well are using the Republican VP pick to fill their campaign coffers. An email from Obamas campaign yesterday said that with Ryans selection, Romney had doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past, and urged supporters to donate.
Election Day is closer than you think make a donation to fund this campaign in the time we have left, the email said.
Ryans boost to Romneys war chest comes after the GOP candidate and RNC out-raised Obama and Democrats for three straight months.
In July, the Romney campaign and RNCs joint efforts netted a a $101.2 million haul, over $27 million more than Obama campaign and Democratic National Committees (DNC) $74 million.
It was the second straight month that Romney had passed the $100 million mark, intensifying concerns on the Obama campaign that they may be outspent in the run up to election day.
It’s a shame they are letting that idiot continue to be a spokesperson.
Good for willard.
I still plan to vote against him.
Isn’t that special. Another turd in the punchbowl. Are you making phonecalls for the Obama campaign?
Oh, never mind. I’ve already read the rationale: you’ve got principles and you won’t comprimise them even if it means the house burns down around you. By golly, you’re a real man. Yada, yada, etc.
Well according to Hillary every Village needs it’s idot. Oh! did I get that wrong?
Intelligent. When Obama uses executive orders to seize your private property, bank account and guns; to set your pay scale; to appoint the most radical judges you’ve ever seen; to set your dinner menu; and then determine what you’re going to drive and when you’re going to drive-just remember you voted for that clown Virgil Goode.
If Romney wins, the money wasted on Obama’s side by the unions could be the straw that breaks the liberal unions’ backs.
He sounds like he's selling "shine" in one of them there hollars.
I guess that means he can send me three dozen more letters and three more photos of himself in an effort to gain my support.
Sounds like people are pretty happy with the choice.
So much for the dems being "thrilled" about it. In Washington, money talks.
Are you planning to vote more then once, against Willard? Sounds about right.
That’s the only way a RAT could win. heehee
Bring it on!
Ahh. Isn’t this sweet? Another member of the willard rah-rah brigade shilling for his favorite progressive. Won any converts lately with your approach?
Don’t bother to explain. I’ve seen your type before. Discussing principles would indeed be a waste of time as you wouldn’t know one if it bit you on the posterior.
Caveat: Romney was about last on my list and I oppose most of his social issues. If he is elected, I will fight him on those.
In California, I have the luxury of not voting for him because it will not matter. In Virginia or other close states that would not be the case. If it comes down to end of the campaign and I believe the popular vote is important, I will very reluctantly cast my vote for Romney.
Standing up for your principles is noble. But be prepared to accept the consequences. Like a man who does not believe in guns and watches his family murdered in a home invasion robbery. He stood by his principles but had to accept the consequences of a dead family.
I am not prepared to accept the consequences of four more years of Obama. This republic is in grave jeopardy, and unfortunately some are not able to recognize it.
Yawn. McCain got $25 million after he announced Palin as his VP pick.
Me too. He's no better than Obama.
Unfortunately I have to 'donate' to my County Treasurer for our Real Estate Taxes.
If I don't 'donate', I get to; "Have Lunch With Bubba & Tyrone." /s
Well, you and I are in a relatively select group of conservatives (even at FR) who don’t see willard as The Answer to all of the evils that our Republic faces.
“Standing up for your principles is noble. But be prepared to accept the consequences.”
And I do. But I wonder if those who are so willing to throw their lofty principles to the wind so as to support a demonstrably left of center candidate accept the consequences of THEIR actions?
It has yet to be demonstrated to me how a smiling moderate socialist with zero opposition from the gop will be better for us in the long run than the snarling radical socialist who has some opposition from the gop.
Jesus Christ is the Answer to the evils of our republic.
Of the two men who have a chance to be leaders of this republic, Romney will do a better job of it.
“Jesus Christ is the Answer to the evils of our republic.”
We see it differently. I believe there is no long run if Obama gets four more years. At that point, principles will not matter. What will matter is having enough ammunition and supplies when the food riots start. Oh, and there is that little thing about Iran having a nuke to use on Israel.
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