Fundraising tops on candidates' agendas ahead of primaries
April 16th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
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Fundraising tops on candidates' agendas ahead of primaries

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign confirmed Monday that a trusted aide of the former Massachusetts governor will lead the search for his running mate in November, as the presumptive Republican nominee and President Barack Obama both planned fundraisers this week.

Beth Myers, who served as chief of staff when Romney was governor of Massachusetts and managed his 2008 presidential campaign, will head the search effort, according to Romney's campaign, which confirmed comments by Romney in an interview with ABC News to be broadcast Monday night.

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  1. Emmy Skaddittle

    what do you call it, wanabee fundraiser in chief

    April 16, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I wonder how much Rush Limbaugh is donating to right wing superPACs.

    April 16, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. GOP is for the rich

    Mitt will need a bunch of money because, if he is not elected, he will have to fund his 'mission to Kolob' by himself.......and he rediculed Greengrinch for his 'mission to the moon'!

    April 16, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Search for a running mate? Who will they choose this time as the big embarrassment for the Republican party?

    April 16, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Why don't we just have the superPACS fight it out on TV (and contribute the money to the reduction of deficit), and skip the two middle-men?

    Makes sense to me. Why waste all that money on negative ads when so many people are already sick of the negaativiy from the past 12 months of the republican fights? It can only go downhill from here. At least do some GOOD.

    April 16, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    I wonder how much Rush Limbaugh is donating to right wing superPACs.
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    Good question. Guearantee the answer is "less than Soros is donating to left-wing superPACs."

    April 16, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Why don't we just do away with elections and conduct a lottery from a list qualified people? Make it work like the old military draft. Send the winners to a secure "boot camp", isolated from the outside influence, where they can do their jobs. That would put an end to negative campaign ads, misleading talking points, and force the people assigned to the positions to get somethig done.

    No doubt, someone would find a way to corrupt that process by overloading a field with puppets and drones.

    April 16, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Good question. Guarantee the answer is "less than Soros is donating to left-wing superPACs."
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    Good answer. I guarantee that Soros is paying less than half of the Koch brothers donations. There's two of them.

    April 16, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |