Romney raises $11.5 million in February
March 7th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney raises $11.5 million in February

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign raised $11.5 million in February -the second-best month of fundraising to date – spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday.

Meanwhile Rick Santorum raised roughly $9 million in the same month, his campaign has announced.

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Romney's campaign embarked on a spending spree in January, burning through $18.7 million – three times the amount of money they raised that month.

His campaign vastly outspent Santorum with a barrage of television advertisements in Michigan's hard-fought primary battle.

When asked by reporters Tuesday whether the campaign was seeing the kind of small, individual donations that have fueled his rival's campaigns, Romney said his campaign was on track to mount a general election fight.

"This was not a last-minute effort on our party, as you know," he said. "We've worked very hard to organize a full campaign, including fundraising capacity throughout the country."

Romney has urged supporters to contribute to him campaign during his last two primary night speeches.

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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC - If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, he will not be able to attack health care reform as many conservatives expect him to do.
    Mitt Romney cannot mount a credible campaign against the ACA. He can't
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    News flash Rudy, Romney is running against OBAMA and he will REPEAL Obamacare. He has stated it numerous times in case you didn't know. Certain parts of it will be re-instituted with new law as well as REAL reforms, such as tort refrom.

    Americans are MOTIVATED to get rid of Obamacare and to do that they must first get rid of Obama. And the USSC decision, either way will shine the spotlight on this federally mandated disaster and Obama will lose no matter what the outcome.

    March 7, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Valentina

    @ LBAM "RMoney thinks that he can buy whatever he wants when he wants." Listen, LBAM, Obama promised that he will have 1 billion dollars to spend on his re-election – that to me sounds like Obama will definitely try to buy the elections because he knows his record to run on is not a stellar one.

    March 7, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Tired of republican lies

    Romney means squat...after another month of 200,000 + private sector jobs released today...the GOBP does NOT have a chance...So raise all the money you want...better off giving it to the homeless or poor instead of trying to BUY the presidency....smdh

    March 7, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Valentina

    @ Rudy NYC "If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, he will not be able to attack health care reform as many conservatives expect him to do." Since when do you care about what conservatives expect Romney to do? You are an Obama supporter and you just don't want Romney to go head-to-head with Obama because in your heart you know that Romney is the only one that will defeat Obama in November.

    March 7, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. Malory Archer

    Fair is Fair

    "Probably because of Voter Photo ID laws. The new laws do hit those at the lower end of the economic scale the hardest."
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    Look. Voting is perhaps the most valuable franchise that a country can give to it's citizens. It comes with great responsibility. If you cannot be bothered to safeguard your franchise – and everyone else's for that matter – by obtaining an ID card proving you have the right to exercise this sacred priviledge, then you don't deserve it. Period.

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    So poor people don't deserve to vote? REALLY?! You know nothing about poverty in Appalachia. Given the choice of buying an ID in order to vote or buying milk & cereal for their children, they're not going to let their children go hungry.

    March 7, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    instead of trying to BUY the presidency...
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    But Obama raised and spent record amounts of money to buy his presidency so he has shown us all the way. (refusing public financing even after he said he would take it, one of the first of his many lies to the American people)

    March 7, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  7. Malory Archer

    Valentina, the difference is where that $1B came from. The vast majority of President Obama's funding comes in the form of small donations from average Americans. The bulk of mitten's (and santorum's & newt's as well) funding comes from one or two billionaires.

    March 7, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. carlos

    $11.5 million from 4, count them, 4 donors, and truth....FOUR MORE at the WHITE HOUSE....liberalism is alive and motivated and ready to fight and to vote for the intelligent and caring President Obama and reject the volture capitalist, overseas hidden assets Rmoney.....if thats your guy you will be flooding your hut with tears from a LANDSLIDE VICTORY by us liberals, moderates, independents and LATINOS......hehehehe

    March 7, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Malory Archer - So poor people don't deserve to vote? REALLY?! You know nothing about poverty in Appalachia. Given the choice of buying an ID in order to vote or buying milk & cereal for their children, they're not going to let their children go hungry.
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    Typical liberal tripe. ID cards are given FREE to those that need them.

    March 7, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    Right on carlos!

    March 7, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  11. carlos

    Valentina........you will be flooding your hut with tears from a LANDSLIDE VICTORY by us liberals, moderates, independents and LATINOS......hehehehe

    March 7, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  12. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Malory Archer - The vast majority of President Obama's funding comes in the form of small donations from average Americans
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    And from $35,000 a plate dinners in New York City and many other places. Not to mention one million dollars from the biggest hate monger on the planet Bill Maher.

    Yeah, real small donations... BS.

    March 7, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    "So poor people don't deserve to vote? REALLY?! You know nothing about poverty in Appalachia. Given the choice of buying an ID in order to vote or buying milk & cereal for their children, they're not going to let their children go hungry."
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    What a complete straw man arguement. Which, by the way, could easily be remedied by the issuance of a free voter ID card by the jurisdiction of the recipient. Would you be opposed to that as well? Give me a break.

    March 7, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  14. carlos

    Thank you Malory Archer and liberals, moderates, independents and LATINOS......let us rise up and beat the pants off of those below plant level IQ repubics......

    March 7, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. carlos

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth.......jealous ????? or missinformed???? go talk to Valentina and sing Don t cry for me argentina.....hehehehhe

    March 7, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    lies & nothing but lies

    Malory Archer – The vast majority of President Obama's funding comes in the form of small donations from average Americans
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    And from $35,000 a plate dinners in New York City and many other places. Not to mention one million dollars from the biggest hate monger on the planet Bill Maher.

    Yeah, real small donations... BS.
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    Nobody hands out FREE photo IDs. Nice lie tho'.

    I didn't say ALL of the president's financing came from small donations. Nice attempt at a strawman tho'.

    March 7, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    @ carlos –

    Why do you find it necessary to capitalize LATINOS in your posts? Obama has led us into a post-racial world, dontcha know, Chuckie?

    March 7, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Malory Archer

    Fair is Fair

    "So poor people don't deserve to vote? REALLY?! You know nothing about poverty in Appalachia. Given the choice of buying an ID in order to vote or buying milk & cereal for their children, they're not going to let their children go hungry."
    --–
    What a complete straw man arguement. Which, by the way, could easily be remedied by the issuance of a free voter ID card by the jurisdiction of the recipient. Would you be opposed to that as well? Give me a break.

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    You're advocating the government give free handouts to the poor???!!! Someone call Ripley! As for those free IDs, should they be given away to ALL poor people or just those who usually vote (R) against their own best interests?

    March 7, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  19. Four and The Door

    But Mitt Romney will win on his ideas and capabilities, both of which Obama has run dry on.

    March 7, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Look. Voting is perhaps the most valuable franchise that a country can give to it's citizens
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    Using figures from the Bush administration from the last decade, the rate of voter fraud at the polls is around 0.000000003%. Just the other day, an Alabama state Republican tried to defend his state's laws by saying they had discovered 3 cases of voter fraud over the past 3 years statewide. Not only is that a low figure, he had neglected to mention that all of the cases were incidents of fraud committed by clerks counting the votes.

    March 7, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. judy

    sad day when 4 or 5 rich people can stack an election. Obama has a broad base and most money comes from donations less than 200. dollars. so us little guys need to get out and vote. Obama 2012 move forward not back ward.

    March 7, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  22. judy

    repo party is based on wealth not ideas. They always have been the party of the wealthy.

    March 7, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Let's say my mother is 94, doesn't drive, doesn't have a firearms registration card, and has no birth certificate, are you right wingnuts saying she can no longer vote?

    March 7, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    Valentina wrote:

    @Rudy NYC .... Since when do you care about what conservatives expect Romney to do? You are an Obama supporter and you just don't want Romney to go head-to-head with Obama because in your heart you know that Romney is the only one that will defeat Obama in November.
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    I guess all of that stuff means that you tried that Google search I suggested, and found out that Mitt Romney is pulling the biggest scam in the history of US politics.

    Actually, I'm a moderate who will never vote for another Republican. Nothing personal, but your argument is just as stupid as the conservative movement as a whole. The first rule is "know your enemy." Besides, Mitt Romney has been running on his repeal of the health care reform laws. Democrats are not scared of Mitt Romney at all.

    March 7, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  25. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but Mittens has no ideas that will help our country survive the great Bush republican near depression.

    March 7, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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