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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 10:34 PM
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Romney leads GOP fundraising race but trails his 2008 pace
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Source: USA Today

Mitt Romney's $18.25 million fundraising haul catapults him ahead of the Republican presidential field to date but falls well short of what he collected in the early months of his failed 2008 presidential bid another sign of a sluggish start to the GOP contest, experts say.

Romney's total amounts to less than half of the more than $43 million he had collected during the first six months of the last presidential campaign, including nearly $9 million of his own money.

Among GOP candidates who have announced their fundraising totals, Texas Rep. Ron Paul is in second place, pulling in more than $4.5 million.

"There's not a lot of excitement about these candidates," said Anthony Corrado, a campaign-finance expert who teaches government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. "The broad rank and file of the party hasn't engaged in the race, and it's a tough economic environment," he said.

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Roger Ailes' approved establishment candidate, and Jim Demint's new best bud, Mitt Romney is leading the money race albeit at a slower rate from his 2008 pace. This just goes to show that despite Romney's new attempts to capture the Tea Party's imagination by signing onto Jim Demint's Cut, Balance pledge, he is still just a rehash candidate who only has legs because Roger Ailes think that he is unobjectionable enough to run for President compared to the other nutjobs on the right.
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