Orlando (CNN) - Mitt Romney was expected to raise the largest amount of any single day in his campaign Wednesday with a pair of fund-raisers in his home state of Michigan, Campaign Finance Co-Chair John Rakolta said.
"Tonight, and today, we will exceed every single event that has been held for Gov. Romney from the beginning of the campaign," Rakolta said at the beginning of a fund-raiser in Troy, Michigan. "So we have set a new record tonight in terms of fundraising. Only probably to be beat later this summer, so I'll come back and see you again in the fall."
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The events in Grand Rapids and Troy were expected to raise between $6 and $8 million, Romney Campaign Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick told a pool reporter.
Romney thanked the crowd in Troy, saying the group recognized the importance of the upcoming election.
"It's hard to write a check to a politician, it's harder to get a friend to do it," Romney said. "You guys have done that, thank you. And to each person who is here this evening, you have helped us break records, and that's not just important from the standpoint of breaking records, it's important because we recognize what's at stake. I realize this is not about me. You're not giving a check to me, you're not giving a check to the Republican Party. You're concerned about America. This is about our country."
The most recent campaign finance reports showed Romney had substantially out-raised President Barack Obama's campaign in May. Obama raised $15 million at one star-studded event hosted by George Clooney earlier this cycle.
Romney capped off a five-day, six-state bus tour Tuesday in Michigan, where he reminisced about growing up in the Wolverine state.
"I grew up in Michigan, as you know, born and raised here, and if I'm lucky enough to become president I'll be the first president in American history to be born in Michigan," Romney told supporters in Frankenmuth Tuesday.
At his Wednesday evening fund-raiser, a group of roughly 150 protesters marched and chanted pro-Obama slogans outside his event.
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The scary part is, if elected, Romney will have to return the favors. He has already said that on day 1 he will introduce his tax plan which will give millionaires a 150,000 tax cut. I would imagine the Bernie Madoffs of the top 1% are licking their chops when Romney drops the regulations that hold them in check.
I just can't see Rommney as president of the U.S.A. No ill will intended but does not fit the mold!
Oh, yeah. Romney and the GOPs are for the little guy. Give me a break.
Nothing about what Romney thinks about economy, debt, immigration, a V.P. europe, G-20 summit, Etc.? Enough money to buy votes.
From my perspective, this is exactly why our country has been steadily declining in every aspect save one, patriotism. As Americans we readily stand up united against our enemies, real or perceived, but fail to recognize that the enemy is among us. The "average" American today will never be President. It's is unlikely that any of today's "average" American could even become a State Senator. Money buys elections. Period. Now with no limits at all, there will never be another "honest" election about the issues. It will be about who can sucker more money from people. The "law" says that SuperPacs do not have to divulge who makes donations to them. The Supreme Court has said Corporation are equivalent to "people". I don't think Corporation feels guilt or compassion. I don't think a Corporation feels remorse either. Not unless it is in regretting what it cost to buy their way out of trouble. With no limits, whoever "gives" the most can buy any politician they want.
I'm shocked! Some fat-cats are bankrolling one of their own? Does this mean Romney may not be one of the "regular guys" he's been pretending to be – making pies, eating common people's food, pretending to know what the inside of a WalMart looks like?
I'd pay real money if he would just shut up and go away.
"Let GM go Bankrupt."- Mitt Romney
I thought they were going to say "Most lies in a single campaign"
The vent was attended by two people who wrote four million checks each. Thank you for writing checks on the name of shrinking middle class. When I will be president, I will make sure that all super rich pay 0% taxes.
What kind of fund raising records will Romney set when he returns to his real home in Mexico to raise money?
Don't let smiling faces fool you with lies...
Great!.....Fight fire with a Blowtorch!
Trying to buy an election is a pathetic 'record', especially when the person breaking the record would be such a poor choice for our great nation. Honestly, I don't think it will help. The American people will not stand for a return to the Bush-era disregard for the poor and the middle class.
Even though a small group would have you believe obama is loved, he isint... not anymore. He had his shot and were worse off. Its time for change.
When you recognize corporations as people and announce you'll do their bidding, you get all the tea in China (where no dobt a lot of that money is coming from).
doggy dog world. CANT STAND THE HEAT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!
So Cnn just report how much Romney has raised. Come on Libs put your money where your mouth is, I guess there are not as many mouths or supporters behind Obama. CNN report the facts too that the average donor amounts are almost the same in each party which = more people are supporting Romeny $ wise.
Yes, Romney's 5 donors well outpaced Obama's 5 million donors. Makes you wonder who "we" the people was refering too.
I guess one of the benefits of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth and spending your entire life out of touch with the middle class (you know, the MAJORITY of Americans) has its benefits.
See romney wants to run the country like a big business and big business is supoprting him. Low pay long hours no benefits no regulation would make it hard on low and middle income while making big businesses even richer whcic is exactly what they want.
the anti-Obama money & folks are lining up.
Only problem is, they have a LAME candidate.
– And they know it...
Wow , Thats a lot of Car Elevators !
God bless you Mr. Romney – God bless America and your Presidency.
The United States of America. A wholly owned subsidiary of Corporate America... Sad.