Debate leads to strong Romney fund-raising
October 6th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Debate leads to strong Romney fund-raising

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's showing at Wednesday night's debate paid off, according to a Saturday tweet from his campaign spokeswoman.

In the 48 hours post-debate, Romney's campaign raised "more than $12 million," press secretary Andrea Saul tweeted.

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Two-thirds of those who watched the debate between the GOP presidential nominee and President Barack Obama said Romney won the debate, a CNN/ORC International poll conducted on the night of the event found. One in four said the night went to Obama.

The debate also led to an increase in supporters volunteering with the campaign, Saul wrote. The night of the debate, there were "more than 2 donations/second."

A major super PAC supporting Romney's candidacy had a strong night, too, the group's founder said on Thursday.

"I think that today will probably be the best fund-raising day we've had, if not one of the top two fund-raising days we've ever had," Charlie Spies of Restore our Future said on CNN's Erin Burnett "OutFront."

Obama's campaign has not said how much it raised post-debate, but it did announce Saturday that it set a fund-raising record in September, bringing in $181 million.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace, Marlena Baldacci, and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    There is too much money in the campaigns. It would be nice if we didn't need so much.

    October 6, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Brass9

    If you drive a car or van or truck and go to work or take your children to school or buy grocery and are concerned about high gas and grocery price, you should know this.

    According to Open Secrets, Mitt Romney took $2,206,735 from the oil company and supports them with all high gas price. If you don't care about high gas price at the pump, vote for Mitt Romney. If you really care about high gas price affecting your family and children, think twice before you cast your precious vote.

    October 6, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  3. Jack

    I might be reachin for straws here, but did
    you get the notion that Obama was throwing
    this thing to keep Romney money in this race
    and not go to house and senate races...
    There just seemed something fishy about
    the way he was acting in that debate...
    Am I just thinkin crazy here?
    ,Jack

    October 6, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    What happened to the "severly conservative" Romney of a few months ago. He is now a Massachusetts liberal and left of Obama.

    October 7, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  5. Hermann Munster

    Kinda worried on this one – Nobody noticed how badly Romney managed reality in the debate.

    Comments about being pro-education and then vowing to kill the most effective educational program in history (Big Bird). Yes, Big Bird helps us compete with China by teaching our pre-pre-schoolers.

    Romney claiming he has no tax cuts planned – just needed to start looking around like Bush did for WMDs – nothing under here!!!

    October 7, 2012 04:27 am at 4:27 am |
  6. Name w.bullock

    I know that presdient obama are not tell truth to people amercian what happened about fraud check scam from afrcian amercian so bank are still owe to afrcian amercian
    I ask people why people are trying sent western union to afrcian amercian

    October 7, 2012 04:49 am at 4:49 am |
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