Portman, Rubio to hold fundraisers for Romney
July 7th, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman, Rubio to hold fundraisers for Romney

(CNN) - Two potential running mates for Mitt Romney will headline fundraisers for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee this week, sources told CNN on Saturday.

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will headline at least one fundraiser for Romney in Boston on Monday. On Saturday, he was in New Hampshire for a state Republican Party event.

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At a press conference on Saturday, Portman said he is "doing whatever I can to help the victory effort."

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will hold a fundraising event for Romney on Friday, a Romney campaign source confirmed.

Rubio is best known by voters among a list of potential Romney running mates, a recent CNN/ORC International Poll showed.

Romney also was in New Hampshire on Saturday, where he spent the week with his family at their lakeside home.

Florida, New Hampshire and Ohio are all toss-ups on the CNN Electoral Map.

ABC News previously reported that Portman and Rubio would each hold a fundraiser for Romney.

– CNN's Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Marco Rubio • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Phil Thomas

    Classic, the job goes to the person raising the most money. It gets better every time with this dude and his cronies

    July 7, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. CBR

    It is amazing how many Republicans are being courted to be the VP nominee. As long as the name of the candidate is kept secret these Republicans will run around the country for Governor Romney. Guess there is very little business being done while our congressional members are on vacation. Not that they accomplished very much last year. Guess this is how they are earning their salaries.

    July 7, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. fmjk

    This is a new and highly unseemly addition to the VP vetting process - test who brings in the most money! Lovely. As if Mitt neeeds money.

    July 7, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Indy

    I wonder how many people that need affordable healthcare will donate to the corporate elite fund called "Romney for President".

    July 7, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  5. Vic

    All these hard working lower level GOP-pers and VP wanna be-s working so hard under that blazing sun, while alexithymic Mitt and faux enraged Ann enjoy water skiing or just hanging out at home.

    July 7, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  6. SafeJourney

    Hispanics know exactly who Rubio is, He is a fake, an "Impostor"

    July 7, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is the modern evil of needing to raise money for political campaings.

    July 7, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  8. King

    lesson when the financial crash happened, I remembered wallstreet barons jumping off roof top and singing their lollaby stories, Obama came in and went all over the world making deals for these sack of ungrateful corporations, while folks like baukman and the repubs screamed, that Obama was wasting the people tax money buying gas, flying around the world doing nothing. Obama got these corporations back on their feet, through the stimulus and the overseas deal he made for them. now they are making more money than in their wildest dreams, and all Obama ask them to do is invest some of the trillions, he's caused them to make, back into the country. but the repubs snatched this opportunity by telling them not to invest their trillions Obama caused them to make, by telling them they will find excuses, like, taxes, regulations and uncertainty, not to hire folks, so they can win the election. I wonder if the American people will stand for this blatant sabatage of their country.

    July 8, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  9. enuff

    Desparate people willing to sell their souls to Romney for a chance at the big stage. They don't understand just how used they are with the carrot they are being teased with... the brass ring just dangling there for them to grab until the bully cd

    July 8, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  10. enuff

    Desparate people willing to sell their souls to Romney for a chance at the big stage. They don't understand just how used they are with the carrot they are being teased with... the brass ring just dangling there for them to grab until the bully decides in the end, he doesn't like either one and he found a new best friend.

    July 8, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  11. moonghaelela

    No worry about either one of these guys outshining their boss.

    July 8, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  12. Marry

    Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Marco Rubio, two more “Party of NO!” GOP members are working to help the “victory effort for the 1%”! Read their official homepage. Surprised? Not really. The GOP has no members anymore that work for all Americans. Two more that need to be voted OUT come November!

    July 8, 2012 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  13. T'sah From Virginia

    After a while, these fundraisers are going to sound more and more ridiculous and a waste of money for a candidate who will NOT win. One of the many reasons is the fact that R-Money donors are "all rich folks/BIG Corps" that are obviously trying to BUY an election so they can continue to get their tax breaks and rid them of all regulations that R-Money is fighting for instead of the "working" middle class of America. WAKE UP!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    July 8, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |