Romney raises $11.5 million in February
March 7th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney raises $11.5 million in February

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign raised $11.5 million in February -the second-best month of fundraising to date – spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday.

Meanwhile Rick Santorum raised roughly $9 million in the same month, his campaign has announced.

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Romney's campaign embarked on a spending spree in January, burning through $18.7 million – three times the amount of money they raised that month.

His campaign vastly outspent Santorum with a barrage of television advertisements in Michigan's hard-fought primary battle.

When asked by reporters Tuesday whether the campaign was seeing the kind of small, individual donations that have fueled his rival's campaigns, Romney said his campaign was on track to mount a general election fight.

"This was not a last-minute effort on our party, as you know," he said. "We've worked very hard to organize a full campaign, including fundraising capacity throughout the country."

Romney has urged supporters to contribute to him campaign during his last two primary night speeches.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    News flash Rudy, Romney is running against OBAMA and he will REPEAL Obamacare. He has stated it numerous times in case you didn't know. Certain parts of it will be re-instituted with new law as well as REAL reforms, such as tort refrom.

    Americans are MOTIVATED to get rid of Obamacare and to do that they must first get rid of Obama. And the USSC decision, either way will shine the spotlight on this federally mandated disaster and Obama will lose no matter what the outcome.
    Yup, that's my boy alright, The Truth. No fakes or imitations there. The best way to debunk your health care diatribe is to suggest once again that you try that web search for this..... " usa today romney 2009 " It more than speaks for itself.

    March 7, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    "You're advocating the government give free handouts to the poor???!!! "
    I'd hardly call a $2 voter ID card a "handout"... but if it would protect the franchise of all legal voters, then YES, HELL YES, I'd avocate it.

    March 7, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Ohio man

    @Four and The Door

    But Mitt Romney will win on his ideas and capabilities, both of which Obama has run dry on

    Can you please tell us what ideas Mr. Mitt has for this country because he has yet to tell us.. but maybe you know them.. Go ahead the mic is urs tell us??????

    March 7, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    "So poor people don't deserve to vote? REALLY?! You know nothing about poverty in Appalachia. Given the choice of buying an ID in order to vote or buying milk & cereal for their children, they're not going to let their children go hungry."
    What a complete straw man arguement. Which, by the way, could easily be remedied by the issuance of a free voter ID card by the jurisdiction of the recipient. Would you be opposed to that as well? Give me a break.

    They are giving away free voter ID cards. To not do so would amount to an illegal poll tax. But, they are not making it easy to obtain the free cards. There are not many places where you can pick them up.

    Why are they reducing the time frame for early absentee ballots? They are excommunicating many of members of our military overseas.

    March 7, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    WHY do democrats want to regulate, regulate, regulate EVERYTHING... EXCEPT voting laws?

    March 7, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do republicans want to deny citizens their constitutional rights?

    March 7, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do republicans want government to regulate women's bodies?

    March 7, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    Why do Republicans want to regulate voters, which is not a problem, yet not regulate businesses, which are a huge problem?

    March 7, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    WHY do democrats want to regulate, regulate, regulate EVERYTHING... EXCEPT voting laws?
    Run that by me again. Republicans are in favor of regulating voting?

    As far as economic regulation goes, unrestricted capitalism is to economics as unrestricted communism is to politics. With unrestricted communism, there are few if any laws to protect the public from the corrupt members of political system. With unrestricted capitalism, there are few if any laws to protect the public from the corrupt members of the economic system.

    March 7, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Last night all the news media were going over the types of people who voted for what, like Catholic votes were for this %.
    'When they went over Robmey's totals of who came out and voted for him, it was by far, Older, White, Men.
    Women were not top, immigrants were not top, the young people vote was not for him.
    Hate to say it but the Older, White, Man is a dying breed. Robmey has no shot at it.

    March 7, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. al in memphis

    @ Rudy NYC–
    I don't have the answer to the following, but maybe you can research it an get back to the group some REAL facts- Tort reform is one of 200 things that needs to be improved with out health care industry, but what percentage of the insurance company rates is allocated for tort cost? Or better yet, are there some states where tort reform has directly reduced insurance cost. Since most states have insurance commissions, this information should not be that hard to find.
    Otherwise, you just want to get rid of Obama and Obamacare without any recognition of the true problem –USA pays the highest health care cost in the world and it's only going to get worst, which means there is no chance of getting out of debt. Even bigger than that is the fact you've got millions of people without any access to the kind of health care that supports a product life.

    March 7, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "'Tort reform is one of 200 things that needs to be improved with out health care industry, but what percentage of the insurance company rates is allocated for tort cost?"

    Ah, another Zombie Lie from the the GOBP that refuses to die. Tort-related costs are less than 5% of healthcare related expenditures. Where it has been tried, rates have not gone down. The most successful way to reduce those costs has been simple apologies, not that we an ever expect the GOBP to support a policy based on apologizing.

    March 7, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. i want a mega rich Mormon who hides money overseas, and a master tax evader as president

    I feel sorry for the gop, its like mining the sewer for the turd that smell the least.

    March 7, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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