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July 15, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney headed into the third financial quarter of the year with $12.7 million cash on hand after raising $18.3 million in the past three months.  Romney relied heavily on large-dollar donors: Just 6% of individual contributions came in amounts of $200 or less. About $517,000 was collected by six bundlers, the campaign revealed in a list posted to the Federal Elections Commission website.  The former Massachusetts governor's second-quarter haul is considerably less than the $30 to $50 million his supporters had floated as a goal earlier this year, but still many millions more than the rest of the Republican contenders.
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NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Just one week after announcing he would not run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, sources confirm. Christie will attend Tuesday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire as Romney's guest. The Romney campaign had announced the former Massachusetts governor would address supporters this afternoon with a "special guest. " When he reaffirmed his decision not to be a presidential candidate, Christie had suggested he was not likely to endorse one of the official candidates soon.
OPINION
May 19, 2012
Re "Romney's media handicap," Opinion, March 15 Jonah Goldberg wants "the media" to be nicer to Mitt Romney, and yet he calls 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry "a pompous human toothache. " Surely this is the pot calling the kettle black. Romney is properly on the hot seat for his selective memory and his evasive semi-apologies. You might not remember the name of the kid who sat behind you in calculus, or the name of the teacher, but you really ought to remember the kid who you held down while cutting his hair.
NEWS
December 14, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Mitt Romney isn't backing down from his call for rival Newt Gingrich to return the $1.6 million he earned as a consultant to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday morning, Romney renewed the call, and argued that it was Gingrich's fault the money had become an issue. “He said anyone who profited from Freddie Mac should give the money back,” Romney said. “Well, he profited $1.6 million from an agency that helped bring down the entire economy; he ought to give it back.” (Actually, Gingrich suggested that politicians who supported the mortgage giant should be jailed.)
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is worth between $190 million and $250 million, his campaign announced Friday after filing personal financial reports with the Federal Election Commission. He is by far the richest of all current presidential candidates who have filed the required reports, which ask candidates to disclose a broad range of values for their assets, liabilities and income. The report paints a picture of financial health for the former Massachusetts governor, suggesting that Romney has the funds available to help finance his campaign, should he choose to do so. Photos: Scenes From Iowa - Republicans at the State Fair Romney personally invested about $35 million into his 2008 presidential run. Romney drew fire recently for remarking that he is "unemployed," but his financial reports show that he drew nearly $375,000 in speaking fees and about $114,000 for serving on the board at Marriott International during the roughly 18-month period covered by the report.
NEWS
October 11, 2011 | By Kim Geiger and Maeve Reston
Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before.  “I look at what's happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse...
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Drawing enormous crowd has never been Mitt Romney's forte, but his rally Thursday in Idaho drew more than 2,200 people who showed with squeals and booming cheers that they were among his most ardent fans. The crowd was a stark contrast to his audience last week in Detroit when he spoke at Ford Field, an NFL stadium that swallowed the relatively small number of people on hand to see Romney. “What a treat this is. What an extraordinary welcome,” Romney said. “I'm happy to be back.
NEWS
January 6, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Showing confidence in his strong position in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney wrapped up a swing through South Carolina on Friday morning - making strong appeals to the state's substantial bloc of veterans to join his effort as he campaigned with John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, at his side. A new poll released Friday shows Mitt Romney surging into the lead in South Carolina, where he finished fourth behind McCain in 2008. Despite that finish, McCain argued that South Carolina voters were consolidating behind Romney, noting that as recently as a few weeks ago no one would have predicted that the former Massachusetts governor would win the Iowa caucus - albeit by a slim margin.
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