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Romney camp raises $3.5 million after Ryan veep announcement
The Hill ^ | August 12, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 08/12/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney’s 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.

Andrea Saul@andreamsaul

$3.5 million raised online in 24 hrs of @MittRomney's pick of @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012

12 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite

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 Romney’s 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 Obama’s campaign yesterday said that with Ryan’s 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.

Ryan’s boost to Romney’s war chest comes after the GOP candidate and RNC out-raised Obama and Democrats for three straight months.

In July, the Romney campaign and RNC’s joint efforts netted a a $101.2 million haul, over $27 million more than Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee’s (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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; fundraising; paulryan; romney; ryan
No mention, of course, of how much money and manpower the unions, NGOs, ACORNs and others are pouring into the Obama campaign.
1 posted on 08/12/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a shame they are letting that idiot continue to be a spokesperson.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 1:02:00 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for willard.

I still plan to vote against him.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: CaptainK
They obviously didn't can her but you can bet she's now on a very short lease. Hers was a major league boo-boo.
4 posted on 08/12/2012 1:16:07 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 1:48:05 PM PDT by Lucas McCain ("The day may come when the courage of men will fail, but not this day.")
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To: RKBA Democrat

Well according to Hillary every Village needs it’s idot. Oh! did I get that wrong?


6 posted on 08/12/2012 2:14:56 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 2:29:34 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Woohooo!!!


8 posted on 08/12/2012 2:37:10 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Romney wins, the money wasted on Obama’s side by the unions could be the straw that breaks the liberal unions’ backs.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 2:43:03 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: RKBA Democrat
Virgil Goode? Come on.

He sounds like he's selling "shine" in one of them there hollars.

10 posted on 08/12/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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12 posted on 08/12/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
with the campaign raising $3.5 million in the 24 hours since the announcement.

Sounds like people are pretty happy with the choice.
So much for the dems being "thrilled" about it. In Washington, money talks.

13 posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:36 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RKBA Democrat

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!


14 posted on 08/12/2012 5:38:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: Lucas McCain

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.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 6:23:27 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 10:18:41 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn. McCain got $25 million after he announced Palin as his VP pick.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 2:42:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RKBA Democrat
I still plan to vote against him.

Me too. He's no better than Obama.

18 posted on 08/13/2012 2:43:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, whatta ya know. I got one of those same emails.
I must be 'special people' (snix).

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

19 posted on 08/13/2012 6:09:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: doug from upland

“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.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 10:36:02 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: weston

“Jesus Christ is the Answer to the evils of our republic.”

Amen.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 11:12:06 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 1:32:52 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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