Romney blows through cold to fund-raise
May 23rd, 2012
12:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney blows through cold to fund-raise

Washington (CNN) – A nagging head cold hasn't kept Mitt Romney from working feverishly to fill his campaign's coffers this week.

After giving an education policy speech in Washington, the presumptive GOP nominee will continue this week's punishing fund-raising schedule with a small finance event in the nation's capital, a campaign aide said.

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Thanks to more than eight fund-raisers this weekend, Romney hauled in about $15 million during a swing through New York and Connecticut, the campaign finance chair told supporters Tuesday.

Federal disclosure reports show Romney has begun to close the gap between his fund-raising operation and that of President Barack Obama.

The former Massachusetts governor told reporters Wednesday that a cold had not slowed him down.

Asked if he used any special remedies to shake off the sniffles, Romney laughed: "Rest, which I didn't employ."

Romney will also spend time Wednesday afternoon attending some private meetings.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dave

    No sickness is too great to keep Mitt from chasing money! He just outsourced his sneezing to slave-wage workers in China, just like he'll do with your job if you're dumb enough to elect him.

    May 23, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    That should wrap up the sympathy vote for Sniffles.

    May 23, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  3. JulesT

    And we care because???????Are we supposed to feel sorry for him? pathetic!

    May 23, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Rake it in Romney! You're going to need every cent to counter all of the lies Obama is putting out there.

    May 23, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Is this CNN or TMZ?

    May 23, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Stufit

    Of course you won't see or hear about the video of the corrupt union leader bashing a pinata effigy of Nikki Haley on CNN or in any of the other liberally biased media, but you can see this disgusting act on Fox and some of the other media that are not in the tank for Obama. Don't ever forget that the corrupt unions are the backbone of teh democrat liberals,their muscle so to speak,.

    May 23, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. mcskadittle

    and you get on Obama for fundraising

    May 23, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  8. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    mcskadittle – and you get on Obama for fundraising
    =====================================
    Yes, on the taxpayers dime, a year and a half before the election. Outright theft of our tax dollars.

    May 23, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Cody

    Of course he has a cold – he's been working hard! How come Obamer never gets sick? Because he's always relaxing through golf or exotic trips paid for by the hard working taxpayers. Get out Obama!

    May 23, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Take care of that cold, Mitt. Don't go running around dying for dollars.

    May 23, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Isn't it weird that stuffit is a 24/7 bigoted hate machine? To think that meth and mountain dew pubes accept the lying flip flopper over a proven leader, is mind boggling.

    May 23, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  12. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    Rmoney should just outsource himself and get some rest. Surely it can't be too difficult to find a slimy-looking car salesman, buy him a fancy suit and have him repeat the same tired talking points about "business, freedom, capitalism, tax cuts and strong military.," Just string words together like Palin; they never makes sense no matter what order you put them in.

    May 23, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. kayla

    greed is controlling you.

    May 23, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. Chumlee

    Come on, a nagging cold? This guy is lazy and just needed a pool/beach/visit to each of his homes
    break.

    What a joke. You would think they could find a better excuse for his absence than a nagging cold

    May 23, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. The REAL Truth...

    @BEND Over – Yes, on the taxpayers dime, a year and a half before the election. Outright theft of our tax dollars.
    -----------------------
    And Dubya doing exactly the same is OK I suppose.. because he was part of the GOP. Typical hypocrisy. How about the 60 (SIXTY) trips to Crawford he took in the last 2 yrs of his term – on the tax payer's dime I may add ! And you complain about the POTUS playing golf. Perhaps a little self analysis is in order?

    May 23, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |