Ryan to hold first fundraisers as VP candidate
August 13th, 2012
08:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan to hold first fundraisers as VP candidate

Denver (CNN) - He's been on the GOP ticket just three days and already Paul Ryan is helping raise money for the Republican party and his presidential running mate Mitt Romney.

The vice presidential candidate will attend two private fundraisers held at homes in the Denver area Monday evening, according to a Romney aide.

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Ryan will also make a campaign stop before leaving the swing state. He'll hold a public event at a high school in nearby Lakewood.

The aide said 170 tickets were given to people who donated $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 for the first private fundraiser. More than 75 people were expected to attend the second one.

The money will go to the Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Romney has led an impressive effort filling his campaign coffers, breaking records and outraising President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee three months in a row. Romney helped raise more than $100 million in June and July alone.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus attended the Iowa State Fair with Ryan and then accompanied him on the chartered flight from Des Moines to Denver to attend the fundraisers. The Wisconsin native also joined Ryan for his homecoming rally with Romney in their home state Sunday evening.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    Ryan will get donations from the uber-rich since they don't need Social Security or Medicare. Anybody who thinks they might need these programs when they retire should send their money to President Obama's campaign – because Romney and Ryan will kill both.

    August 13, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  2. SafeJourney

    I am sure the Koch Bros will gladly give to another one of their lapdogs

    August 13, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    At least he's doing something other than sitting in COngress and making sure he and everyone else are doing nothing. Pretry sure 5, 6 and 7 figure donations are fairly good motivators to do something...something...as in, AS YOU'RE TOLD.

    August 13, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  4. ghjuygv

    middle aged senior woman all accross the nation are loosing sleep each night since friday

    August 13, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  5. jane

    YOU can raise all the money in the world.....The majority of Americans know where you what to take this country/!

    August 13, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  6. Common sense!

    Go get the money Mr. cool guy!!

    August 13, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  7. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Ladies and gentlemen the gop and the tea party gives you the dymantic duo repeal and ruin. Release the tax returns.

    August 13, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    What a waste of money – My problem is and it's on both sides, who are these people that can just take $2500 to Millions and just give to a campaign????? My little $25 here and there means nothing!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 14, 2012 05:02 am at 5:02 am |